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What cowboy or cowgirl wouldn’t want to celebrate the 4th of July in paradise doing what they love? For the past 64 years, the tropical Makawao Rodeo has been held annually over this holiday. Hosted at the Oskie Rice Arena in upcountry Maui, the rodeo is coming back bigger than ever!

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With a gap in the Rodeo’s annual streak due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oskie Rice Arena planned for this year accordingly. To say the least, they went big! The rodeo even changed it’s name to the Makawao Stampede! Sounds more suiting for this thrill in paradise right?

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Not only was the name of the rodeo changed but also the arena! New renovations were made to make for a lot more spectators and contestants. Read about the changes made to the legendary Oskie Rice Arena here! The loading chute was the only piece to remain the same. Wow!

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The annual parade that kicks off to the events in Makawao will end at the new arena. This will be the grand opening to the upscaled rodeo! The event is completely sold out this year, who’s suprised?!

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Let’s see how the new stampede takes over this small town in paradise!

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You can read more about the Paniolo culture and the upscaled rodeo planned for this year here!

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