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Strength in aloha


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POSTED: Friday, August 21, 2009

“;Keep Aloha Strong—Buy Hawaii, for Hawaii”; is this year's theme of the Made in Hawaii Festival.

Nearly 500 company booths from all over the islands will occupy all of Blaisdell Center, both the exhibition hall and the arena, for all of this weekend.

The festival usually attracts more than 35,000 visitors, including buyers from around the world, with a product line including food, books, gifts, fashions, plants, art, crafts, produce and more.

Entertainment will include music featured in the exhibition hall's Pikake Room, while Hawaii's top culinary artists will provide cooking demonstrations onstage in the arena.

               

     

 

MADE IN HAWAII FESTIVAL

        » Where: Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena
       

» When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow, and to 5 p.m. Sunday

       

» Cost: $3, free for children 6 and under ($1-off coupons available at First Hawaiian Bank locations)

       

» Info: 533-1292 or www.madeinhawaiifestival.com

       

 

       

 

               

     

 

MUSIC AND FOOD ADD TO FESTIVITY

        The music schedule includes:
       

Today
        » 11 a.m.—Makana
        » Noon—Frank De Lima
        » 1 p.m.—Jerry Santos
        » 3 p.m.—Jay Larrin
        » 5 p.m.—Kaukahi
        » 7 p.m.—Hoku Zuttermeister
        » 8 p.m.—Maunalua

       

Tomorrow
        » 10 a.m.—Napua Greig
        » 11 a.m.—Genoa Keawe Ohana
        » 1 p.m.—Cyril Pahinui
        » 3 p.m.—Natalie Ai Kamauu
        » 5 p.m.—Darren Benitez
        » 7 p.m.—Eddie Kamae
        » 8 p.m.—Nohelani Cypriano

       

Sunday
        » 10 a.m.—Keli'i Kaneali'i
        » 11 a.m.—Mailani
        » 1 p.m.—Melveen Leed
        » 3 p.m.—Danny Couch

       

The schedule for the cooking demonstrations in the arena,
        with Derek Kurisa of KTA Super Stores as emcee, is:

       

Today
        » 2 p.m.—Ronnie Nasuti of Roy's Restaurant with Dean Okimoto of Nalo Farms
        » 4 p.m.—Patrick Yamaguchi of Big City Diner
        » 6 p.m.—Jon Matsubara of Azure

       

Tomorrow
        » Noon—Marc Anthony Freiberg of Mariposa
        » 2 p.m.—Chai Chaowasaree of Chai's Island Bistro and Singha Thai
        » 4 p.m.—Rodney Uyehara of Beachhouse at the Moana
        » 6 p.m.—Ed Kenney of Town Restaurant and Downtown

       

Sunday
        » Noon—Ryan Loo of Twist at Hanohano
        » 2 p.m.—Elmer Guzman of Poke Stop