The Seabury Hall Craft Fair, an acclaimed Upcountry tradition that celebrates Mom and all things beautiful, will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seabury Hall campus above Makawao.
This is the 39th year of this popular event, which is always scheduled for the day prior to Mother's Day. It's a relaxed setting for locating a unique "Made on Maui" gift that Mom will cherish.
The juried craft show features the work of some of Hawai'i's finest artisans and crafters--more than 100 in all--including woodworkers, traditional Hawaiian artists, jewelers, ceramists and weavers.
Max Stone enjoys a slippery ride on the hillside water slide--just one of the many fun family-oriented activities at the annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair, which will take place this year on Saturday, May 12.
Live music, great food, a caf with delicious treats, silent auction, live auction, rummage sale, giant waterslide, plus games and bouncy rides for the kids ensure good fun for all.
"The Seabury Hall Craft Fair has become a tradition for many Maui families--a way to extend Mother's Day into an entire weekend," said Gayle Hart, Seabury Hall's parent coordinator and associate director of development. "People from all over the island enjoy coming Upcountry to 'ooh' and 'ahh' over the beautiful flowering trees, and spend a fun day on the 11-acre campus, eating delicious food, enjoying live entertainment and checking out the fun activities and exhibits."
All proceeds from the fair support Seabury Hall's financial aid program. Over one-third of all Seabury Hall students receive some form of financial help through this fund. Without it, a Seabury Hall education would not be a reality for some of these students.
"With the goal of ensuring that financial need doesn't get in the way of a Seabury Hall education, the parents, teachers and students work together for months in advance to prepare for the craft fair," said Headmaster Joe Schmidt. "Seabury Hall's Financial Aid Program provides deserving students an opportunity for a high-quality college preparatory education--which might otherwise be unobtainable for them--and also provides the school with a well-qualified student body reflecting a broad social and economic mix."
The entertainment lineup will include Ha'iku Hillbillies, Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo, The Free Radicals Projekt, Wave Train, Visibly Shaken, The Kryptones, Feat, Dani Girl, Deep Cover and the Seabury Hall school band.
The fair's Restaurant Row will feature dishes ranging from local favorites to exotic fare to delicious baked goods.
Kids love the thrilling Keiki Waterslide. Pony and miniature pony rides and a petting zoo also entertain the younger set. There will be face painting, games (everything from a lollipop tree to a fishing pond to Putt Putt Golf), bouncy rides and booths where kids can fashion their own handmade cards and crafts for Mom. The silent auction will offer great deals at local restaurants, hotels and activities.
Admission is $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are free. Free parking is available. Premium parking is available for $10. For premium and special-needs parking, follow the signs onto campus.
Help reduce trash and make this a greener event by bringing your own shopping bag.
Seabury Hall is located at 480 Olinda Road above Makawao. For more information, visit www.seaburyhall.org/page.cfm?p=981 or call Hart at 573-0068 or 572-7235.