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The Pioneer Day Parade starts promptly at 10 am on the second Saturday in October, in downtown Paso Robles. The parade route starts at 16th 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?!?

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Day of Schedule

October 14th, 2023

7:00 am

Traditional Bean Cooking Begins

Paso Robles City Park

8:00 am

Children's Pet Contest

14 years and under

Paso Robles City Park Gazebo

8:15 am

Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest

Immediately after Children's Pet Contest

Paso Robles City Park Gazebo

10:00 am

Pioneer Day Parade

Starts at 16th & Spring Street

12 Noon

Free Bean Feed

Paso Robles City Park

12 Noon

Carnegie Library & Historical Museum

Opens in City Park

12 Noon

Pioneer Park/Museum Activities

2010 Riverside Ave - Antique Tractor & Wagon Display and Vintage Engine Show

12:30 pm

Whiskerino Contest

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Paso Robles City Park

1:00 pm

Horseshoe Pitching Contest

Paso Robles City Park

1:00 pm

Gymkhana

Paso Robles Event Center

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Entry Forms

COME ONE! COME ALL! You're invited to help us celebrate the 93rd Annual Pioneer Day Parade on October 14th! We want YOU involved! Your school or group, can gain valuable exposure while contributing to your community through the tradition of Paso's wonderful 93 year old parade. Just create a float, vehicle, or mounted animal entry, and your group could win CASH PRIZES! The Theme for this years' parade is "Hip hip hooray for the Pioneer Spirit". We hope you will take this opportunity to showcase your class, club or group, and have a great time doing it!

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. Additionally entry forms are available for pickup from the Paso Robles Main Street Association.

Award Winners

Check out who won!

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Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Results

Check out who won!

Whiskerino Winners

Most Unique: Nick Gaston

Best Mustache: Sam Mormo

Fullest Mustache: Nick Otto

Best Overall: Bill Hass

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Watch the Parade circa 1930

This movie below was shot by Henry Boulware owner of Paso Robles Pharmacy during the 1930s.  It was edited by Karl Von Dollen and posted to YouTube by Holiday1960.

Donations

Donations are accepted with many thanks and gratitude. 

We are a 501 (C)(3) Non-profit organization. Fed ID # 95-6097022

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