How to Enjoy Everything That the Made in Maui Festival Has to Offer

Get excited for the annual Made in Maui Festival! This two-day event is the island’s largest product show of the year and attracts thousands of attendees to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center each November. Here, guests can browse over 140 vendors selling authentic Hawaiian goods like produce, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, and more. The event also features a variety of fun activities including vendor demonstrations, prize drawings, and a fashion show. If you’re planning a trip to Maui this fall, be sure to access our free Vacation Guide to find plenty of other great activities on the island.

History of the Made in Maui Festival

The Made in Maui Festival was created in 2014 to raise awareness about locally made products and showcase the hard work of Maui residents. To meet the festival criteria, vendors must have their business based in Maui County, and items for sale must be made, manufactured, grown and/or created in Maui County. Today, the festival is a unique, one-stop shop for visitors seeking beautiful Hawaiian products. It’s a great way to support the local community!

Made in Maui Schedule of Events

Shopper’s Preview

If you want to get a head start on shopping, stop by the Shopper’s Preview on the first day of the festival from 1:30 to 6 p.m. There’s an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. at Yokouchi Pavilion followed by light refreshments. The cost for the Shopper’s Preview is $35 per person and attendees receive a free event tote. Tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase yours soon!

Festival Day

The Made in Maui Festival kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday and is held on the lawn of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center until 4:30 p.m. Guests can shop for all kinds of wonderful products in the open-air tents while admiring the beautiful island scenery. When it’s time for lunch, head to the food court where you’ll find a number of food trucks serving up delicious dishes. Admission is just $5 for adults and free for children 12 years and under. The first 2,000 attendees receive a free festival tote.

Other Fun Things to Do in November

  • Restaurant Week: Enjoy Maui’s world-renowned cuisine at the top restaurants on the island during Restaurant Week Wailea. This is a great opportunity to taste high-end food with a pre-fix menu that won’t break your budget. A portion of proceeds from the event goes to the Maui Food Bank.
  • Parasailing: November is your last chance to parasail on Maui! The activity is prohibited from December to May due to humpback whale migration season. Check out West Maui Parasail and UFO Parasail for some of the best experiences on the island!
  • Whale Watching: There are few things as magical as spotting a pod of humpback whales in Hawaii! Maui’s whale season runs from mid-November through mid-May and is a sight to behold. You can take a whale watching cruise or try to spot them from one of South Maui’s fabulous beaches, like Wailea Beach!

Make Your Maui Vacation Special at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

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After a fun-filled day at the Made in Maui Festival, take a short 10-minute drive back to The Old Wailuku Inn. Our bright and beautifully appointed accommodations provide the perfect mix of unique design and modern comfort. Wake up and start your day with our fresh, local breakfast before exploring the wonderful activities that Maui has to offer in November!

Check our availability and request access to our free Vacation Guide to start planning your Maui getaway today!