For shoppers in search of unique, locally crafted gifts, the Made in Maui County Festival is the perfect place to get your holiday shopping done early.
This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, more than 140 vendors will be offering a wide variety of locally made food, arts, crafts, jewelry, fashion, furniture, collectibles and more.
What makes the Made in Maui County Festival even more special is that it features vendors from all over Maui County, not just the Valley Isle. Last year, several business owners, including Cory Lovejoy and Dajia Quitevas, collaborated on a Lanai Made Booth at the festival.
This year, Quitevas and Lovejoy are traveling to the festival for the second time to host their own booths at the event.
Honey Love Lanai
Quitevas has been handcrafting her own ocean-inspired jewelry under the brand name Honey Love Lanai for the past six years. She creates delicate hand-stamped bangles, earrings and necklaces using gold, silver and colored Tahitian pearls.
Find Honey Love Lanai at Booth 118 this weekend, visit www.etsy.com/shop/honeylovelanai and follow @honeylove_lanai on Instagram for the latest news and pop-up information.
For more than a decade, Lovejoy has turned her love of fashion and vintage prints into a business. She first began selling her custom handbags at the Saturday Market in Dole Park, and had her own boutique and studio for a time on 7th Street. In October, Lovejoy rebranded her business under the name Orchid Speed.
Lovejoy is excited to return to the Made in Maui County Festival for her second year. She’ll be selling her handcrafted bags made from vintage Hawaiian fabrics, each one handmade in her home studio.
“I’m looking forward to doing my first event as Orchid Speed,” Lovejoy said. Visit her at Booth 119 at the Made in Maui County Festival, or find her fun bags, clutches and collectibles online at her Etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/corylabangstudio. Follow her on Instagram at @orchid_speed.
Join the festivities
Now in its fifth year, the Made in Maui Festival will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
Serious shoppers can get a head start on Friday at the exclusive shopping day from 1:30–6 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person (free admission for children 12 and under) and all shoppers will receive a free event tote. Purchase tickets online in advance.
The big festival will happen on Saturday from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. In addition to shopping, there will be live entertainment, fashion and talk shows, 15 food trucks and prize drawings. Event goers can take the free shuttle from the War Memorial Gym from 7:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Tickets are $5 per person (free admission for children 12 and under), available for purchase at the door on Saturday. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free event tote to carry your goodies home on the ferry.
To learn more, visit madeinmauicountyfestival.com.