Located on the mid-slopes of Maui’s Haleakala volcano around 1,500 feet elevation is Makawao, one of Maui's most unique towns. Where the country culture of the past meets a vibrant thriving arts community. Makawao is famous for its paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) and for it's annual Fourth of July Makawao Rodeo, Hawaii's largest paniolo competition and an Upcountry tradition for more than 50 years.
No visit to Makawao would be complete without a world-famous cream puff from T. Komoda Store. Established in 1916 by Takezo Komoda, a Japanese plantation worker, this little store and bakery cranks. Or spend the afternoon meandering through the eclectic shops, boutiques and art galleries where it's not uncommon to catch glassblowers, wood sculptors and painters in the act.