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2015 Made in Hawaii Festival


Hilo’s own Maebo’s One-Ton Chip Cookies, famous for their classic One-Ton Chips!

The First Hawaiian Bank 2015 Made in Hawaii Festival took place Friday to Sunday, August 21-23, 2015 at the Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall & Arena. Following are photos I shot from the event on Saturday afternoon. Enjoy! ;-)


Lani’s Sweet Treats Hawaiian Organic Ginger & Turmeric Chips


Lani’s Sweet Treats Hawaiian Organic Ginger & Turmeric Chips ~ The Tasty Island’s pick for “2015’s Best Made in Hawaii Food Product in Show”!


Lani’s Sweet Treats Hawaiian Organic Ginger & Turmeric Chips ~ The Tasty Island’s pick for “2015’s Best Made in Hawaii Food Product in Show”!


Lani’s Sweet Treats Hawaiian Organic Ginger & Turmeric Chips ~ The Tasty Island’s pick for “2015’s Best Made in Hawaii Food Product in Show”!


Hokulani Bake Shop


Hokulani Bake Shop Cup Cakes… this means WAR!!! lol


Hokulani Bake Shop local ‘kine cookies


Mango-Filled Hawaii Cookie Cake by CandyIngredible, LLC


Mango-Filled Hawaii Cookie Cake by CandyIngredible, LLC


Maffles Mochi Waffle Mix


Maffles samples (these are just BEGGING to be turned into “Maffle Dogs”!)


Haunani Creations


Taf‘s Chili Pepper Water and Pickled Onions by Haunani Creations


Haunani Creations’ Taf’s Chili Pepper Water enjoyed with crispy Chicharron


Kaiulani Spices


Anahola Granola


Wing Cheong Co. Wholesale/Retail Seeds


Wing Cheong Co. Wholesale/Retails Seeds


Wing Cheong Co. Wholesale/Retails Seeds


Kula Fields Farmshop Li Hing Maui Pienapple Jam & Mango Pepper Jam


Kula Fields Farmshop Hawaiian Chili Pepper Jelly


The lovely gals of Madre Chocolate

Madre Chocolate


Madre Chocolate


FREE! Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones from the folks at Meadow Gold and McDonald’s of Hawaii!


Local Guyz Hawaii local ‘kine logo wear


Fish Print of Ulua, Kumu and Tako by North Shore Gyotaku Artist Shane Hamamoto

Kumu (Goatfish) Print by North Shore Gyotaku Artist Shane Hamamoto


Uhu (Parrot Fish) Print by North Shore Gyotaku Artist Shane Hamamoto

Hawaiian Grouper Fish Print by North Shore Gyotaku Artist Shane Hamamoto


North Shore Gyotaku (Fish Print) Artist Shane Hamamoto and Pomai Souza


Purrrs & Paws


Imelda, the Lauhala Feather Lei Hat Lady of La Lala O Ka Puhala, and Pomai


La Lala O Ka Puhala Lauhala Bracelets


La Lala O Ka Puhala Lauhala Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles)


Okinawa Bingata Crafts


Okinawa Bingata Crafts


Okinawa Bingata Crafts


Okinawa Bingata Crafts


Okinawa Bingata Crafts


Okinawa Bingata Crafts owner Eriko-Chan is 100% Uchinanchu, while her daughter is “hapa” (half-half) Uchinanchu-Haole… anata ga kirei na, nei!


Lau Lau Woodworks Designer Pens


Lau Lau Woodworks Designer Pens


Lau Lau Woodworks Designer Pens


Hawaii Island Artist David Young


Solid Koa lathe-spun Pahu Drum ~ $3,700

Ancient Hawaiian Warrior Chest Implement


The work of Hawaii Island Artist David Young

6 thoughts on “2015 Made in Hawaii Festival

  • September 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm
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    I went to the MIH festival while I was visiting last month. Considering how much stuff I bought (and mailed or carried back), I think I missed some booths. One of my classmates had a booth, selling his hawaiian paintings…he’s so talented! Also I like watching the food demos. :D

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    • September 29, 2015 at 7:40 am
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      Ann,

      Not sure if he’s the one you’re talking about, but I just started adding some shots of North Shore Gyotaku Artist Shane Hamamoto’s work. AWESOME STUFF!

      There’s actually a “Made in Hawaii Festival” of sorts every Saturday at the KCC Farmers Market. I tell everyone visiting Oahu to put the KCCFM on their must-do list. While it’s become a tourist trap (especially the prices), it’s still a VERY cool venue where you can see and sample some very unusual made in Hawaii food products. Total “Foodie’s Paradise”.

      I’m almost done adding photos, however there’s still some cool shots I’ll be throwing into this post. ;-)

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      • October 4, 2015 at 11:10 am
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        Pomai,

        His name is Brook Kapukuniahi Parker…he has an art website at http://www.hawaiianatart.org/main/

        Thanks for the KCCFM recommendation, I will put it on my list for next visit…any particular food booth I *must* try?

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        • October 4, 2015 at 11:17 am
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          Ann,

          Yes, try any of Pig & The Lady’s Banh Mi, and also North Shore Farms’ “Neapolitan” Pizza. Both relatively expensive (as I said, it’s a tourist trap now), yet totally AWESOME.

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  • September 30, 2015 at 6:56 am
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    Where can I buy the La Lala O Ka Puhala Lauhala Bracelets –either while on Big Island or via internet?

     

    Maholo – Dan

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    • October 1, 2015 at 5:27 am
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      Dan,

      I didn’t get their business card, however Na Lala O Ka Puhala appears to be a “group” of crafts Lauhala weavers who do have a Facebook page. Try contact them through there.

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