Take a step back in time, to the days of the Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy). Here you will find the history of the paniolo brought to life and illustrated through a collection of artifacts, images, and original Hawaiian saddles. Explore the stories of the paniolo, see the saddles they used, and learn why the paniolo is such an important part of Hawaiʻi ranching history.
Paniolo Heritage Center offers a wide variety of ranch-themed gifts, from hand-made, hand-stitched leather treasures, to housewares and hoodies. Paniolo Heritage Center is also home to the Nā Wahine Holo Lio Paʻu Museum, honoring the history of the region’s pa‘u riders.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Paniolo Heritage Center & Store are open
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
MORE ABOUT THE PANIOLO OF HAWAIʻI
The Paniolo Hall of Fame was initiated by the Oʻahu Cattlemen’s Association in 1999 to recognize yesterday’s and today’s paniolo statewide who have contributed to keeping Hawai`i’s paniolo heritage alive, and to honor those who made the paniolo culture legendary. Visit the Paniolo Hall of Fame page to read interviews with the inductees.
Below slideshow photos courtesy Ethan Tweedie
Paniolo Preservation Society Heritage Center
Farmers Markets – We Have Two!!
This is the place to be on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. Located within the historic Pukalani Stables, the market 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 and all kinds of great gifts.
If you’d like to become a vendor at the Saturday Kamuela Farmers Market, send an email expressing interest to [email protected].
On Wednesdays from 9 am – 2 pm the Waimea Midweek Farmers Market is happening! This market showcases local produce from local farmers and ranchers, local artisanal foods from passionate chefs, and talented local artists sharing the beauty of Hawaiʻi in their work.
Both markets feature live music to enjoy while you shop. Stop into the Paniolo Heritage Center and Gift Shop for some real paniolo history and creative gift ideas.
If you’d like to become a vendor at the Wednesday Waimea Midweek Farmers Market, send an email expressing interest to [email protected].
A percentage of the proceeds from the markets go directly to the Paniolo Preservation Society and its mission to preserve, protect and promote Hawaiʻi’s proud paniolo heritage.