A terrific way to learn about Hawaii’s lifestyle and products is to attend the Made in Hawaii Festival that runs from Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17 in Honolulu. This is why you should plan to visit the neighboring island of Kauai. Kauai offers a variety of vacation rentals island-wide.
More than 420 booths will display and demonstrate locally-produced food, books, gifts, fashions, plants, art, crafts, and other products. In 2007, 36,000 people attended, and even more are expected this year.
If you expect to be in Honolulu while the Festival is going on, try to take it in. Nine of Hawaii’s top chefs will be providing cooking demonstrations, and that will give you a great opportunity to sample our locally-grown and produced food and ingredients. Hawaii’s tropical climate provides a year-round growing season. That creates flavors that are more intense than are the flavors of greens grown in “seasonal” climates. In Hawaii’s farming areas, plants grow in volcanic, muddy soil that’s fertile, easily worked, and loaded with minerals.
Some of Hawaii’s famous — and most honored — performers will also be showcased on the entertainment stage.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 17 at the Neil Blaisdell Arena and Exhibition Hall. Admission is $3 per person. Children six years old and under are free. You can get the full scoop at the Festival’s Web site: www.madeinhawaiifestival.com .
There’s always neat stuff like this going on all our islands. Check out our Hawaii Vacations Website , or call 1-800-843-8771.