Maui Fair Begins Today

The 97th Annual Maui Fair starts today and runs through Sunday. The fair is held at the War Memoral Complex fairgrounds.

The fair will kick off with a parade that is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm. Check for local road closures and bus route changes. Fair hours are today 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Friday 5:00 pm to midnight, Saturday 10:00 am to midnight, and Sunday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

This years fair includes photography, rides and games, exhibits including livestock and horticulture, live entertainment, plus a street party and lots of other activities. Admission prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5-11 years old, and free for children 4 and under. First 2,000 people on Sunday will get free admission!

Music Festival Happening This Weekend

The Republik Music Festival will be happening this weekend on both Friday and Saturday night. Gates at the A&B Amphitheater will open at 5:00 pm with the show starting at 6:00 pm.

The line up for Friday night includes Steel Pulse, Trevor Hall, and the Original Wailers. Saturday the lineup includes Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu, and Groundation.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on both nights. Tickets vary in price. A discount may be available if purchasing tickets for both nights.

Paul Simon Next Week!

Paul Simon will be performing next week at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th. Show time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Simon and his own unique sound of folk rock has earned 16 grammys. His bio includes singer, songwriter, and actor. Simon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named in 2011 by Rolling Stone magazine as one of top 100 greatest guitarists and again by Rolling Stone in 2015 as one of the top 100 greatest songwriters.

After the breakup of former duo Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon went solo starting in 1971. Some of his greatest hits include Something So Right, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Peace Like a River plus many more.

Outdoor Party Food Planning

Summertime is the perfect time to host an outdoor party and get together with old and new friends, family and neighbors!

You can’t go wrong with the main stream party staples like chips and dip, veggie trays, or a deli tray with sandwich options. If your looking to add a little something extra to your outdoor get-together here are some ideas to try.

Pinwheel sandwiches are easy to make using flour tortillas. Pinwheel sandwiches can also be made ahead of time and refrigerated until your party is scheduled to start. Fill your sandwiches with different types of meat including salami, ham and turkey. Add cream cheese and lettuce. For those who avoid meat you can fill your pinwheel sandwiches with hummus and shredded veggies.

If you have access to a few crockpots you can set up a taco bar. Cooked ground meat and beans can be added to multiple items. Burritos, tacos, nachos, fritos etc. This can also be made ahead the morning of your get-together freeing your time to focus on mingling and having a fun time. Shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole can all be added to your taco bar.

Kabobs can be made with so much variety. You can do fruit kabobs with strawberries, pineapple, grapes, watermelon, or what ever types of fruit you like. Blocks of cheese can be cut into cubes and placed on kobob sticks. Grilled meat kabobs can be chicken or steak mixed together with vegetables or alone. Shrimp also makes a good choice grilled on a kabob.

You may want to keep your desserts simple and self serve. Varieties of cookies, brownies, fresh fruit, or a donut tower are easy and tasty treats that won’t require a host or hostess to cut and serve.

Whatever food you decide to serve, keep it simple and make your party or gathering about YOU enjoying yourself. Your guests will surely feel right at home!

64th Annual Makawao Rodeo

Starting Thursday, July 4th and running through Sunday, July 7th is the 64th Annual Makawao Rodeo at the Oskie Rice Arena. This four day event is a favorite for locals and visitors to attend every year during the 4th of July holiday celebration.

The Makawao Parade is one of the highlights for the event. The parade will take place on Saturday, July 6th starting at 9:00 am. The parade is full of colorful floats, decorated horses, and lots of people marching along the route.

The schedule starts on July 4 with the prelims for the qualifying. On Friday the 5th, it’s BullBash. Gates will open at 4:00 pm with the show scheduled to begin at 6:30. On this day expect a beer garden and food vendors.  On Saturday, July 6th, gates will open at 1:00 pm with the rodeo starting at 3:00 pm. Rodeo events include mugging, barrels, and sheep riding! On the final day Sunday, July 7th, gates will open at 10:00 am and the rodeo will begin at 12:30 pm. Sunday’s events include the finals and awards presentation.

Guests in attendance may want to bring an umbrella for shelter from various weather elements. Seating is provided by bleachers so plan accordingly.