Made in Hawaii Festival

Photos: courtesy of the Made in Hawaii Festival

Neal S. Blaisdell Center

August 16 to 17, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission $4

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The 2013 Made in Hawaii Festival is scheduled for the weekend of August 16-18 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

Every year, the festival brings together more than 400 booths selling and promoting Made in Hawaii food and products. It's a chance to support our local economy and take advantage of the quality of locally made and grown goods.

Festival-goers will enjoy shopping for a selection of ono food, books, unique gifts, arts & crafts, music, plants, jewelry and more.

They can also enjoy entertainment from some of Hawaii's best entertainers including: Frank De Lima, Danny Couch,  Sean Naauao, Maunalua, Kapena, Jerry Santos and more.  See the full schedule here.

The Festival is produced by the Made in Hawaii Association and presented by First Hawaiian Bank.

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. Here's a look at the schedule:

Chef Demo emcee Derek Kurisu.

Photo: courtesy of

Friday, Aug. 16
 2 p.m.  -  Chai Chaowasaree of Chef Chai
 4 p.m.  -  Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki’s Grill & Bar
 6 p.m.  -  Jason Iwane of Kalapawai Café & Deli

Saturday, Aug. 17
12 p.m. - William Chen of Beachhouse at the Moana
 2 p.m. - John Memering of Cactus
 4 p.m. - Darren Demaya of Kai Market
 6 p.m. - Janis Tanga of For J's Hawaii

Sunday, Aug. 18
12 p.m. - James Alwin of Azure
 2 p.m. - James Chan of Hawaiian Chip Company

See a list of the chefs' featured recipes here.

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!

The cooking demonstrations are made possible through the support of the participating restaurants and the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture. This year, select products from the Hawaii Seal of Quality program will be used in the dishes or sampled at the event, overall promoting the use of genuine Hawaiian grown products.

Mahalo to the Hawaii Florists & Shippers Association for producing the beautiful stage decor. And to Viking for providing the kitchen equipment.