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.
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.
The Paniolo Heritage Center is THE place to be on Wednesdays from 9am – 4:00pm 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 and you can drop in on our Saddle Shop, also open to the public with a wide variety of leather crafts and Paniolo logo wear.
If you’d like to become a vendor at the Wednesday Waimea Mid Week Market, send an email expressing your interest to waimeamidweekmarket@gmail.
If you’d like to become a vendor at the Saturday Kamuela Farmers Market, send an email expressing your interest to kamuelafarmersmarket@gmail.
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.
The Paniolo Heritage Center is also home to the Annual Hawaii Horse Expo, usually held in August – watch our calendar for exact dates!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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