Made in Hawaii Festival

Photos: Courtesy of Made in Hawaii Festival


WHEN: Friday – Sunday, Aug. 15-17, 2014 Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu

COST: $5; children six and under free; look for $1-off coupons at First Hawaiian Bank’s Oahu branches, starting in mid-August (while supplies last)


Save the date!  First Hawaiian Bank presents the 20th annual Made in Hawaii Festival, coming to the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena on Statehood Day weekend, Aug. 15, 16 and 17, 2014.

Produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association and sponsored since its inception by First Hawaiian Bank, the Made in Hawaii Festival features nearly 400 exhibitors who showcase food products, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts, produce and many more home-grown products from around the 50th State. This year’s festival also is sponsored in part by the state Department of Business and Economic Development and Innovate Hawaii.

Festival-goers will enjoy made in Hawaii entertainment throughout the 3-day festival as Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners bring their musical talent to the entertainment stage and Hawaii’s Hale Aina Award winning chefs heat up the Arena stage with cooking demonstrations and tasty sample

This annual event attracts more than 35,000 attendees each year.  It also draws more than 1,000 buyers from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and abroad who seek the latest locally made products to purchase in quantity following the event.

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Cooking Demonstrations

HONOLULU Magazine is happy to be participating with the Made in Hawaii Festival by coordinating the cooking demonstrations that take place over the three days. The cooking demonstration will feature the following dishes from Hawaii chefs:

  • Mac 24/7: Vietnamese wrap, local style (see the recipe)

  • Tiki’s Grill & Bar: Nairagi crudo, Kahuku sea asparagus pistou, calamansi ponzu (see the recipe) and Hawaiian wellness “hot shot” (see the recipe)

  • 12th Ave: Slow braised Maui cattle co. oxtail and Dijon spaetzle (see the recipe)

  • Pagoda: Braised short ribs with kim chee base and warm potato salad (see the recipe)

  • Chef Chai: Kalua Pork Spring Rolls with Spicy Hoisin and Fresh Tomato Mango Salsa (see the recipe)

  • Beachhouse: Tuna tataki (see the recipe)

  • JJ’s: Chocolate and mac nut tart (see the recipe)

Derek Kurisu of KTA Super Stores will be serving as the cooking demonstrations emcee, so it’s sure to be a fun and entertaining time!


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