Pioneer Day Parade& Day of Events
Pioneer Day Parade
The Pioneer Day Parade starts promptly at 10 am on Saturday, October 6th in downtown Paso Robles. The parade route starts at 17th and Spring Street and ends surrounding the Paso Robles City Park.
It is fun for the entire family. Bring your favorite lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen and plan on a memorable experience.
You can expect to see Antique Tractors, Horse Drawn Wagons, Marching Bands, Mounted Equestrian Groups, Youth Groups, Church Groups, Civic Groups, Floats, vintage cars, fire engines, military vehicles and more. Oh - and did we mention tractors?!?
The first Pioneer Day was held on October 12, 1931. It was organized by community volunteers working with generous donations of time, materials and money from individuals, businesses, churches and service organizations. Their goal was to provide a day of community friendship and a commemoration of the heritage of the Paso Robles area. It would also become a day set aside to say "Thank You" to all of the people who support the business and professional community of the area throughout the year. Most businesses closed so that their employees could enjoy and participate in the activities and family reunions. There were to be no charges for any of the events, no commercial concessions and lunch would be provided at no cost.
It's Unique... THE WHOLE DAY IS FREE and entirely funded by the business people and dedicated citizens of our area who say: "Leave Your Pocketbook at Home" Come, celebrate in friendship!
2012 Pioneer Day Results & Awards
Cick here for Parade Results
Click here for Children's Pet Show Results
Click here for Little Cowboy & Cowgirl Contest Results
Click here for Horseshoe Pitching Contest Results
Click here for Whiskerino Contest Results
Watch the Parade circa 1930Click the arrow to view the movie
Click here to view past videos of the
Pioneer Day Parade on YouTube
Click here to view a slide show of the 2008 Pioneer Day
Parade hosted by Central Coast Virtual Tours
Click here to see many parade photos taken over the years
by Dave Skinner Photography
Entry FormsGet Involved!
There is no charge to participate in any of the many family oriented Pioneer Day activities! Click the event title links below to download and print the applicable entry form.
Parade Entry Form
Parade Participation Waiver (required!)
Cowboy & Cowgirl Contest
Sponsor a Tractor or Wagon
Bring Back the 20 Jerk-Line Mule Team