Heritage Center

Pukalani Pano Trees

Photo courtesy of Ethan Tweedie Photography

Since its formation in 1998 the goal of the Paniolo Preservation Society (PPS) has been to establish a Heritage Center for its collection of paniolo documents, images and artifacts. On April 1, 2011 PPS took over management of one of the oldest and most beloved gems of the Big Island ranching community – historic Pukalani Stables. Since the early 1900s ‘The Stables’ were the center of the Parker Ranch horse breeding operation for over half a century. There could be no better site to honor the generations of Hawaii’s paniolo than this venerable location, now renamed the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables.

Operation Hours for the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables:

Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesdays: 9:00am to 4:00pm to coincide with the Waimea Midweek Farmers Market.

Saturdays: 7:00am to Noon to coincide with the Kamuela Farmers Market.

CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays.

The Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables is host to many special events sponsored by the members and friends of the Paniolo Preservation Society.  Please check the CALENDAR section of this website for future accouncements.

Paniolo Talk Story. Courtesy Ethan Tweedie Photography.

The Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables is also home to “Paniolo Hall of Fame” sponsored by the Oahu Cattlemen’s Association, and a Hawaiian Saddle Wing, which was added in late 2015.

Visitors enjoying the Paniolo Hall of Fame.

The Paniolo Heritage Center is THE place to be on Wednesdays from 9 am – 4:00 pm for the Waimea Mid-Week Farmers Market and on Saturdays from 7:00m to Noon for our Kamuela Farmers Markets. Located within the century-old stables of world famous Parker Ranch, our farmers markets offers visitors and shoppers a large variety of fresh locally grown, raised and produced products, including coffee from around the state, local organic produce, island honey, handmade soaps, free range grass fed beef, handmade jewelry, crafts, plenty of snacks, a variety of hot plate lunches (pork teri, lau lau, fish tacos, pasta, sliders) and all kinds of great gifts. There is paniolo style music to enjoy while you shop, and in addition to the market, Pukalani Stables is home to the Paniolo Heritage Museum with FREE admission to the public on market days. Come visit our Paniolo Gift Shop for a variety of books, t-shirts, houseware items, and hoodies all honoring Hawaii’s ranching heritage with proceeds going to the upkeep of Pukalani Stables and the mission of Paniolo Preservation Society.

If you’d like to become a vendor at the Wednesday Waimea Mid-Week Market, send an email expressing your interest to waimeamidweekmarket@gmail.com.

If you’d like to become a vendor at the Saturday Kamuela Farmers Market, send an email expressing your interest to kamuelafarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Please note: a percentage of the proceeds from the markets go directly to the Paniolo Preservation Society and its mission to preserve, protect and promote Hawaii’s proud paniolo heritage.

Farmers Market Produce

The Paniolo Heritage Center is also home to the Annual Hawaii Horse Expo, usually held in August – watch our calendar for exact dates!

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Hawaii Horse Expo

Pukalani Stables is available for your next special event, baby luau, graduation party, wedding, or company meeting. Check our rates on the Event Rentals page or give us a call for more details at 808.854.1541. You can email the Paniolo Preservation Society at paniolo@paniolopreservation.org.Your donations and membership in the Paniolo Preservation Society help us keep the spirit of the Hawaiian cowboy alive. Mahalo for your support and a hui hou!

Dr. Billy Bergin, long-time Parker Ranch veterinarian and former Paniolo Preservation Society President, with son, Holi.

Ikua Purdy. Parker Ranch paniolo and 1908 Steer Roping Champion at the Cheyenne Wyoming Frontier Days Celebration and Rodeo.

Location: Pukalani Stables is located in the heart of Waimea (Kamuela) at the end of Pukalani Street. If approaching from Kona on Highway 190, take a right at the stoplight by Ace Hardware. This is Pukalani Street and will take you straight to Pukalani Stables. If approaching from Hilo on Highway 190, take a left at the same light. At the next intersection you’ll see a ‘Private Road’ sign that leads you to the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables. Ample parking is located directly across from the stables. Please do not park in the Holoholoku Housing development as they will tow your vehicle. Mahalo.

Paniolo Heritage Center
at Pukalani Stables
67-139 Pukalani Road
Kamuela, HI 96743

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    To preserve and promote the heritage of the Hawaiian cowboy through the Paniolo Cultural Center at Pukalani Stables. The Paniolo Preservation Society celebrates the Hawaiian ranching industry and the accomplishments of the generations of paniolo that made that industry possible. Our focus is statewide and represents all cowboys from all of the Hawaiian islands. PPS is committed to increasing public awareness of the historical, present-day and future significance of Hawaii's ranching industry and the honored traditions of its paniolo.


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