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It’s a Halloween Party at the Kamuela Farmers Market, Saturday, Oct. 29th, 7:00am to Noon.

Celebrate Halloween with us on Saturday, October 29th at the Kamuela Farmers Market at the Historic Pukalani Stables in beautiful Waimea town. There will be costume contests for both the keiki and the adults, trick or treating, and drawings for special giveaways from our vendors. You can even come and take a picture at our […]

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Friday Oct. 21 – It’s North Hawaii Rotary’s Oktoberfest at Pukalani Stables.

If it’s October at Pukalani Stables, then it’s time for North Hawaii Rotary’s Annual Oktoberfest! A great evening of food, fun, beer, and entertainment that benefits local charity donations and scholarships. To get tickets visit  For more information, call Vaughn at 808.895.1490

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Hanohano o Waimea Oct. 12, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Paniolo Preservation Society is honored to sponsor an evening of beautiful mele sung and shared by Waimea ohana. “Hanohano o Waimea” will take place Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables. This special event is free and open to the public. The evening will […]

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The Paniolo Artisan Showcase is coming to Kahilu Town Hall on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th, 2016.

There’s much more to Hawai’i’s paniolo heritage than superb horsemanship and cattle and land stewardship. The “tools” of the trade – most notably saddles, bridles and tack as well as rawhide lariats – are not just essential equipment but also treasured, celebrated art forms that enjoy prestige and acclaim, albeit in ranching circles. This year’s Paniolo Artisan […]

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HAWAII HORSE EXPO, August 6th and 7th, at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables!

HAWAII HORSE EXPO 2016 Equine Behavior is the focus at this year’s 2016 HAWAII HORSE EXPO. FOR MORE INFORMATION  or call 808.887.2301 Horse Behavior is as complex as human behavior and can be just as difficult to understand.   “Why does my horse do that?”  We want to understand our horse’s behavior, just as we […]

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2016 Summer Hours at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables!

Our 2016 summer hours at the Paniolo Heritage Center and Saddle Shop* at Pukalani Stables are: Tuesdays through Fridays: 9:00am – 2:00pm The Museum is open during farmers market hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Every Wednesday, it’s the Waimea Midweek Farmers Market from 9:00am to 3:00pm. On Saturdays, it’s the Kamuela Farmers Market from 7:00am […]

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Kamuela Farmers Market ‘Spring Planting Festival’, Saturday, March 19 at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables!

SPRING TIME PLANTING ON THE ISLANDS The Big Island Community is invited to celebrate the arrival of Spring, scheduled in the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Kamuela Farmers Market at Historic Pukalani Stables will be honoring the 1st Day of Spring with a Spring Planting Celebration on […]

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2016 Hours for the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables!

With the addition of our full-time General Manager, Anthony Roberts, and Saddle Shop Resident Master Craftsman, Uncle Pete Gorrell, Paniolo Preservation Society is happy to announce our new Heritage Center hours. The Paniolo Heritage Center and Saddle Shop is open free to the public: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesdays through Fridays. On Wednesdays we […]

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Feb. 6, 7am-2PM. Come celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables!

Come join us for the biggest celebration in Waimea – the annual Cherry Blossom Festival! Kamuela Farmers Market will be open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and we’ll be selling our PPS Logowear in the Heritage Center during market hours. Great food, live entertainment and a silent auction benefitting the Waimea Elementary and Middle School and […]

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Vendors wanted for Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets at Pukalani Stables!

The Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables is always looking for authentic local vendors for our Wednesday and Saturday farmers markets. Preference is for agricultural vendors but not exclusive. No “Costco” or “Made in China” vendors. We are looking for local people making handcrafted items be they crafts, goodies or produce. #buylocal   The WEDNESDAY […]

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