What's coming up?

Pioneer Royalty Dinner 

August 21st - Estrella Warbirds Museum


San Miguel Lions Old Timer's BBQ

August 28th - San Miguel Park

Pioneer Ladies Luncheon
September 15th - Estrella Warbirds Museum

Pioneer Day Kickoff
September 24th

"Frontier, Food & Fun!"
at the Estrella Warbirds Museum

Rotary BBQ

October 6th - Fairgrounds

Paso Robles Alumni Potluck Dinner

October 7th

Pioneer Day Parade
October 8th

Best of the West

Antique Tractor & Equipment Show

May 25th - 28th, 2023

Beer Fest

June 3rd, 2023

Pioneer Royalty Dinner

August 21st, 2022  - Estrella Warbirds Museum

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Join us for an elegant Pioneer Day Royalty Dinner to be held at the Estrella Warbirds Museum. The Pioneer Day Committee will present the Marshal, Queen, Belle and their attendants for the 2022 Parade.

Pioneer Day Kick-off Party

September 24th, 2022

Proceeds from the kick-off help to pay for Pioneer Day and all of the Pioneer Day events, plus to maintain and restore the fine tractors, wagons and other equipment that belong to your Community. 

Paso Robles Alumni Potluck Dinner

October 7th  - Pioneer Museum 

The annual Paso Robles Alumni Potluck dinner will be held on October 7th, at 5pm. It will take place at the Pioneer Museum.

Tickets are $60 per person. Tickets will be available at the door (Estrella Warbird Museum, 4251 Dry Creek Rd, Paso Robles), American Riviera Bank 1601 Spring St in Paso Robles, Woods Family Pest Control 2484 Ramada Drive Paso Robles (next to Farm Supply), Mid Coast Mower & Saw Inc 8710 El Camino Real in Atascadero, online on this website or call (805) 423-7758.

Schedule for the Night

  4:30 pm:  Cocktail Hour and Dessert Auction Opens

  5:30 pm:  Dinner is Served!

  6:00 pm:  Dessert Auction closes and Introduction of Royalty 

  6:30 pm:  Live Auction

  8:00 pm:  Casino Opens & Dancing to music with DJ Andy Morris 

10:00 pm:  The Kick-Off Party closes down


Sit down BBQ Top Block and/or Chicken Dinner, Dessert & Live Auctions, Casino games, Wine, Beer, and cocktails served for a fee. Don't miss this great event. Come have fun and support Pioneer Day. Click here to view the event flier.

Pioneer Day

October 8th, 2022

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 2021 Pioneer Day Parade.

And the best part? It's FREE!

In addition to the parade there are numerous family oriented events taking place throughout the day. For a detailed timeline, click the more button below.

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

June 3rd, 2023

The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest is an epic yet intimate gathering of 50+ leading brewers from around the nation and world, celebrating craft beer in our hometown Paso Robles.


Join us for our 9th Invitational, held once again at the Paso Robles Event Center.

Smooth Puss Badge

The Smooth Puss badge has been a long Pioneer Day tradition. The income from the sale of badges has helped to support Pioneer Day activities for many, many years.

In the early days most of the area's farmers, cowboys and ranchers wore beards. In contrast the merchants in town were generally clean shaven. The merchants chose to let their facial hair grow during the month before Pioneer Day as a token of respect, and to show camaraderie with the farmers and ranchers. If for some reason those watching along the parade route chose not to participate, they could purchase a "Smooth Puss" badge and be exempt from the penalties.

During the day of the parade a wagon known as the "Hoosegow" would wander the parade route searching for men who were clean shaven and were not wearing a "Smooth Puss" badge. If caught, you would be immediately locked up in the "Hoosegow", paraded around the route, and after the parade taken to the City Park and dunked in a horse trough.

Today this tradition still exists, less the dunking in the horse trough; but one still could be locked up
in the "Hoosegow" and paraded around for having a "Smooth Puss" and not wearing a badge.

Today the Pioneer Day Committee has badges for both men and women. The price for the badge
has remained the same for nearly 30 years, and is still only $1. Smooth Puss badges can be purchased
along the parade route, from Pioneer Day Committee Members, and from the Paso Robles Main Street
Office at 835 12th Street "D" on "Norma's Way" (behind the building).

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We need volunteers!

Did you know that nearly 500 volunteers are involved to ensure a safe and smooth operation of the Parade, Tractor, Wagon, Gymkhana, Park and Pioneer Museum activities related to Pioneer Day every year?  We could use your help. Contact Mark Perry at 431-2891 to find out how you can get involved.