“Made in Hawaii” festival showcases the best in Hawaiian culture, food, products and talents

by Kathleen Lee, ABS-CBN News

HONOLULU — Every August, the three-day “Made In Hawaii” festival takes over Hawaii’s statehood day weekend to showcase and sample some of Hawaii’s finest home-grown products.

As one of the biggest gatherings of local vendors, products, and services in the state, the festival now enters its 24th year in 2018.

Small business owners see the festival as a way to showcase their products. Fil-Am Janalyn Rafol traveled to Oahu all the way from the Big Island to attend the festival.

“It’s a really big event, and people are coming from all over, the mainland, from all over, to come, and I wanna be able to share this, you know, my talent with people from all over.”

Produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association, the three-day showcase includes food, books, art pieces, clothing, plants, and many more. Cooking demonstrations and live entertainment also make up this massive event.

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