One of the most exciting attractions at Hoʻomau are the crafters! Local craft vendors come from all over Maui and some from neighbor islands, to share their talents with our guests. Over 30 crafters sell their works of art, clothing lines, jewelry and other interesting items at Hoʻomau. Thereʻs always something unique as you roam from tent to tent and itʻs wonderful to talk story with them to hear about how these crafters are making Maui even more nō ka ʻoi!
If you are interested in being a craft vendor, please contact this committeeʻs chair, Kūkini Suwa, at email@example.com and he can forward the application and information to you.
Each year, Hawaiian practitioners are invited to share their cultural practices with guests at Hoʻomau. Demonstrations cover a large array of Hawaiian cultural practices including kuʻi kalo (poi pounding), fish net making/throwing, lauhala weaving, Hawaiian tattooing, kapa making, lei sewing and the list goes on and on. Our demonstration area is often a hands-on activity in which you and your family can enjoy learning about and participating in the cultural practice. If you have a Hawaiian cultural practice that youʻd like to share, please contact us and weʻll be happy to hear about what you have to offer.
Since youʻll be spending the day at Hoʻomau exploring all the many things that we have to offer, youʻre gonna get hungry. Mauiʻs Hawaiian immersion classes from Kula Kaiapuni o Maui provide a large array of drinks, snacks, salads, plate lunches and desserts to fill your ‘ōpū (stomach) and quench your thirst. So feel free to purchase your breakfast, lunch and/or dinner on March 24th and support our sister Hawaiian immersion classes.
In addition, we are happy to announce that we are continuing to mālama ‘āina (take care of the land) at Hoʻomau. Youʻll notice that Hoʻomau is also a zero-waste event and after you have enjoyed your meal, your compostable products will be separated and later composted. We are able to do this because of our partnership with Maui Huliau Foundation who will be manning the composting stations.
Finally, donʻt forget to bring your own container. We will provide free water at water stations located throughout the event so you can stay hydrated.
For more information about composting and hosting your own zero-waste event, contact Maui Huliau Foundation.
| To purchase tickets or for event information, contact Kili Namau‘u
For more information about our non-profit, Nā Leo Pūlama o Maui, visit www.naleopulama.com.