> The Upcountry Fair, A tradition for decades, is blooming with all that makes Upcountry country during the two-day event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Oskie Rice Field & Arena on Olinda Road in Makawao. Don't miss the 4-H livestock show, rodeo, farmers market, paniolo displays, rides, food, chef demonstrations and local entertainment. George Kahumoku Jr., Benny Uyetake, The Shamrocks and Jah Residentz perform on Saturday. Sunday entertainment continues with Uncle Richard Ho'opi'i and his 'ohana, the Hawaiian Serenaders, 'Ukulele Pops Band, Country Band and Marty Dread. Halau hula will also perform each morning and Kathy "Tita" Collins will serve as emcee on Saturday. For details, visit www.upcountryfairmaui.com. For chef lineup, see Side Orders.
Professional roper Wil Roberts and young Kaimana Wong.
Photo courtesy of Karee Carlucci