Annual Pioneer Day Parade 

Saturday October 9th, 2021

(it's always the 2nd Saturday in October)

Downtown Paso Robles, CA




It is with great regret and much disappointment from the Board of Directors of the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee, that we have come to the decision to cancel the Pioneer Day Parade, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

This decision did not come easily or hastily, as we continued to hope the State restrictions would be lifted in adequate time for us to move forward with our annual celebration.  We take very seriously the health and welfare of our supporters, participants, Committee Members and Board.  Due to the current State mandates on gatherings, we determined this would be in the best interest of all parties involved.

We encourage everyone to visit our local merchants and businesses on what would have been our 90th year, on October 10th, 2020.  Please continue to support them through this difficult time and make this a day of remembering those who came before us and started this event.

Rest assured as we begin preparing for our 91st celebration, next year, the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee is dedicated to putting on our best Parade yet, scheduled for October 9, 2021.  

Bring the entire family 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 2021 Pioneer Day Parade.

Reminder, the parade starts at 16th and Spring.

And the best part? It's FREE!

Dates To Remember

August 18th

Pioneer Royalty Dinner Paso Robles Golf Club

September 21st

Pioneer Day Kick-off Party

"Frontier, Food & Fun!"
at the Paso Robles Event Center

October 12th

Day-long Activities Including:
Children's Pet Show
Little Cowboy / Cowgirl Contest

Pioneer Day Parade

Free 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

October 12th Event Schedule

Festivities take place all day long on Pioneer Day

Bright and early on Saturday morning, October 12th, 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. 

Parade Results & Awards

5th Annual Best of the West

May 24-26th, 2019

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!

The Pioneer Day Committee 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.

There are also awards for the many contests and events that take place throughout the day. Click the more button below to see the award winners for the 88th Annual Parade.

June 1st, 2019

Firestone Walker 
Invitational Beer Fest

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