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Upcountry Ag & Farm Fair celebrates region’s heritage

By Staff | Jun 11, 2009

MAKAWAO — Featuring education and entertainment for the whole family, the 29th annual Upcountry Ag & Farm Fair will be held next week Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14.

Gates open at 9 a.m. at the Oskie Rice Field and Arena on Olinda Road above Makawao Town.

The fair is an excellent opportunity to learn about the history and heritage of the region, from produce to agriculture and livestock to home arts.

The fair will once again host the Maui 4-H Livestock Associations’ Livestock Show and Auction. 

The 4-H show begins at 8 a.m. with the goat show, followed by market hogs. The event will conclude with market steer at 10 a.m.

The entertainment lineup on Saturday includes Stephanie Pszyk at 10 a.m., magic by “The Amazing Stuporman” Neil Bruce at 10 a.m., Mikey Mina at 11 a.m., Ernie Cruz Riders at noon, John Cruz at 1 p.m., The Eazy at 2 p.m., Country vocalist “Pearl” at 3 p.m. and Lawai‘a at 4 p.m.

On Sunday, the lineup includes Pszyk at 9 a.m., The Hawaiian Serenaders at 10 a.m., “The Amazing Stuporman” at 11 a.m., Kathy “Tita” Collins at noon, Richard Ho‘opi‘i at 1 p.m., KDLX Maui’s Got Talent at 2 p.m., Country vocalist Brandee Souza at 3:30 p.m. and Wildrose at 4 p.m.

Admission to the fair is free. Car and motorcycle parking is $5, with proceeds supporting the Makawao Strikers Soccer Club, King Kekaulike High School Girls Soccer, and Upcountry Fair Youth Development Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call 572-3545.