seabury hall 39th annual craft fair: family fun for mother’s day weekend!

Maui is known for its scenic beauty, but when springtime arrives, Upcountry offers the best place to experience its splendor. Jacaranda trees burst into vibrant purple bloom along many of the roads, providing the perfect venue for a time-honored event that celebrates Mom and all-things beautiful – the 39th annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair.

This acclaimed Upcountry event takes place the day before Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 12, from 9am – 5pm at the Seabury Hall campus, just one mile above Makawao. 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. It’s a relaxed setting for locating a unique “Made on Maui” gift that Mom will cherish. Live music, great food, a café with delicious treats, a silent auction, rummage sale, giant waterslide, dry slide, plus games and bouncy rides for the kids ensure good fun for all. Year after year the live entertainment line-up is not to be missed.

Admission is $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are FREE. Free parking is available as well as premium parking for $10. Please help reduce trash and make this a greener event by bringing your own shopping bag.

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 many 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.

The fair’s Restaurant Row will be brimming with delicious food items from some of Maui’s most outstanding restaurants, with dishes ranging from local favorites to exotic fare.

The Café will feature homemade baked goods, coffee, waffles with fresh Kula strawberries, Ono Gelato, mini doughnuts and fresh-squeezed lemonade. The “Chef’s Showcase” section offers a variety of special desserts made by some of Maui’s best chefs.

Kids love the thrilling Keiki Waterslide and will revel in the newest addition, a Dry Slide. There will be face painting, games, bouncy rides and three booths where kids can fashion their own handmade cards and crafts for mom.

The silent auction offers great deals at local restaurants, hotels and activities. You can also check out this year’s auction items on the Seabury Hall website at; click on crafts fair/auction.

Seabury Hall’s Green Machine, a working group of students and staff committed to promoting sustainability on the campus, will be continuing its tradition of reducing trash from the Craft Fair. They are providing bins for recycling of paper, plastic and aluminum products, and will be working with a composting expert to compost leftover food products. They are reminding craft fair attendees to bring their own reusable bags. But just in case you forget, Seabury Hall’s Alumni Association will be selling Seabury Hall logo bags.

To reach Seabury Hall, take Haleakala Highway to the intersection of Makawao Avenue. Turn left on Makawao Avenue, at the four-way stop by Casanova’s and Polli’s, turn right onto Olinda Road. Up one mile you will see FREE parking just past the entrance to the school on the left side of the road by Oskie Rice Arena. For premium and handicap parking, follow the signs onto campus. For more information please visit or call Gayle Hart at 572-7235.


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