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Paniolo Heritage Rodeo Returns July 22-24

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Team ropers will compete during the 21st Paniolo Heritage Rodeo at CJM Country Stables in in Po‘ipū. (Photo by Kathie Masters/Masters Photography)

Dust off those cowboy boots and put on your spurs. The Paniolo Heritage Rodeo returns next weekend, kicking off the Kōloa Plantation Days at CJM Country Stables in Po‘ipū.

The 21st Paniolo Heritage Rodeo is scheduled for July 22-24. Put on by the Kaua‘i Roping and Rodeo Club, whose goal is to perpetuate the authentic cultural experience of today’s unique Hawaiian paniolo lifestyle and heritage, the rodeo promises three days of family fun. There will be something for every cowboy and cowgirl, from food trucks, vendors and a special shaded beer garden to the CJM Country Store, paniolo history, wild thrills, entertainment and much more.

“It’s not our first, you know … this is our 21st rodeo year, and so we wanted something grand after being shut down for COVID,” Joyce Miranda, event coordinator, said in a press release. “We’re attracting some great top competing cowboys and cowgirls this year. Also, we’ve written a script, designed colorful period costumes, rounded up the cows and horses and gathered a cast of willing paniolo for a historical re-enactment of 200 years of distinctive paniolo history.”


Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 22-23 and 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24. The cost to attend is $10 for adults, with keiki 18 and younger free. Parking also is free.

For a full schedule of events and entertainment, more information and to buy tickets, click here.

The 21st Paniolo Heritage Rodeo is supported by local sponsors and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.


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