2nd Annual Best of the West

May 27 - 29, 2016
Santa Margarita Ranch

Get an up-close and hands-on look at antique equipment, including: tractors, engines, cars, steam trains, airplanes and much more. Hosted at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch on California's beautiful central coast, this unique event is fun for the whole family!

Daily Tickets are $10. A Weekend Pass is $25. Kids 10 years and under are free!

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Tickets & Information

Oct 8 Event Schedule

Festivities take place all day
long on Pioneer Day

Bright and early on Saturday morning, October 8th, come watch preparations for the annual cooking of the beans; which will start at 7:00 a.m. in the City Park. Events will continue throughout the day until early evening.

The parade theme this year is: "The Great Depression of 1931, 85 years later".

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AnnualPioneer DayParade

Saturday October 8, 2016
Downtown Paso Robles, CA

Bring the entire familiy and enjoy viewing running antique tractors, horse-drawn wagons, marching bands, mounted equestrian groups, dancers, floats, fire engines, vintage cars and more. You will see it all at the 2016 Pioneer Day Parade.

Reminder, the parade starts at 16th and Spring.

And the best part? It's FREE!

Click here for the Gymkhana form

2015ParadeLine-up

Click here to see the complete
2015 parade line-up

Paraderesults &awards

2014 Pioneer Day Results

The Pioneer Day Committe gives out awards to parade participants in 24 different categories including Sweepstakes, Judges Award, Marshal's Award, Queen's Award, Best Mounted Group, Best Marching Band, Best Float etc. There are also awards for the many contests and events that take place throughout the day. Click here for 2014 parade results. Click the more button below for more information, and for entry forms for next year's event.

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Dates to Remember

  • Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
    Fundraiser Benefit for Pioneer Day Committee
    Frontier Town at the Paso Robles Event Center
  • Pioneer Day Royalty Dinner
    Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
  • Pre-Pioneer Day
    Dinner & Dance
    Paso Robles Event Center
  • Day-long Activities Including:
    Antique / Classic Car Judging
    Children's Pet Show
    Little Cowboy / Cowgirl Contest
    Gymkhana
    Pioneer Day ParadeFree Bean Feed in the Park
    Carnegie Library / Historical Museum
    Whiskerino Contest
    Band Concert
    Horseshoe Pitching Contest
    Pioneer Museum Old Gas Engine Show
    Wagon & Tractor Display

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