Upcountry Forestland Acquired By The State

As reported by Maui News, over 3,000 acres of upcountry land has been purchased by the state. The plans for the land include trails for hiking, picnic spots, and forests excursions. Reforestation is also a top priority which will provide clean drinking water to Makawao residents. 

Public use of the area is most likely at least a year out.


Makawao Steak House Closes

Members of the upcountry community were deeply saddened at the closure of Makawao Steak House. The restaurant closed its doors Sunday after a two-year financial loss. The restaurant had been in business for more then 40 years.

Makawao Steak House was originally owned by the Eneim family. It started as a store, but was converted to a restaurant to accommodate the theater next door. The hope in the community is that whomever is the new owner will keep the Makawao Steak House tradition.

Many have taken to the Makawao Steak House Facebook page sharing memories, favorite dishes, and sending well wishes. The restaurant will be truly missed.



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Events Going On This Weekend!

On Friday June 3rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wailuku will be hosting First Friday!  Market Street will close at 5:30 pm.  Lots of free things happening on Friday!  While supplies last, free cupcakes in honor of Wailuku Coffee Companies 6th anniversary, Free viewing of  “Monty Python And The Holy Grail,  free yoga class at 4:45 courtesy of Body Alive Yoga, and free parking available!  Lots more will be going on in Wailuku, view more details of the event here.

This Saturday and Sunday June 4th and 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm the 36th Annual Maui Upcountry Fair will be taking place at the Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao.  Entrance is free, however there is a $5 charge for parking.  This annual event is one of the favorites for not only locals, but visitors as well!  Come enjoy delicious food including a BBQ cook off and crafts by local artists.  Keiki Zone will include pony rides, bounce castles, crafts, and the Cutest Cowboy and Cowgirl Contest.  Live entertainment all weekend long!  More information available via the Maui Upcountry Fair Facebook page here.


Come Support Tucker this weekend at the Maui Upcountry Fair! Photo via Maui Upcountry Fair Facebook Page

Enjoy the remainder of your week and weekend!

Activities On Maui This Weekend

This weekend the MayJah RayJay music festival will be happening.  This two-day concert event features some island reggae music from artists such as Tarrus Riley, Sons of Zion, Common Kings, Spawnbreezie, just to name a few.  Pricing varies depending on ticket option.  Event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  Concert starts at 6:00 pm, with doors opening at 5:00 pm.  For More information, visit the Majay Rayjah event site here.

Saturday the Upcountry Farmers Market will be from 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the Kulamalu Town Center.  Yummy locally grown foods for purchase including organic produce, coconuts, fresh fish, and raw and vegan foods.  The Upcounty Farmers Market has over 40 local farmers supplying food and produce.  To learn more about what farmers participate, and news about the Farmers Market, you can visit the Upcountry Farmers Market page.

Saturday Night at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort at Pulehu, is having the “Rum Scrum Cocktail Contest”.  This contest benefits the Maui Culinary Academy.  The winner of the contest will have their cocktail featured on the Westin Kaanapali’s menu.  There are 4 finalists in the running.  The winner will be announced on Saturday night.  General admission will begin at 6:00 pm.  More information including purchasing tickets available here.

We hope everyone has a great week and weekend!