Annual Pioneer Day Parade 

Saturday October 8th, 2022

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

Downtown Paso Robles, CA




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 2022 Pioneer Day Parade.

Reminder, the parade starts at 16th and Spring.

And the best part? It's FREE!

Dates To Remember

August 21st

Pioneer Royalty Dinner

at Estrella Warbirds Museum

September 24th

Pioneer Day Kick-off Party

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

October 8th

Day-long Activities Including:
Children's Pet Show
Little Cowboy / Cowgirl Contest
Gymkhana at PR Event Center

Pioneer Day Parade

Free Bean Feed in the Park
Carnegie Library / Historical Museum

Whiskerino Contest
Horseshoe Pitching Contest
Pioneer Museum Old Gas Engine Show
Wagon & Tractor Display

October 8th 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. 

Parade Results & Awards

8th Annual Best of the West

May 25-28, 2023

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 92nd Annual Parade.

June 3rd, 2023

Firestone Walker 
Invitational Beer Fest

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