Pioneer Day in Paso Robles

Pioneer day2The 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.

The Pioneer Day Parade starts promptly at 10 am on Saturday, October 12th 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?!?

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!


October 12th, 2013

7:00 am - Bean Feed Preparation
Paso Robles City Park

7:30 am - Antique Classic Car Judging
King Oil Tools
2235 Spring Street (old Reneau lot)

8:00 am - Children's Pet Show
12 years and under
Paso Robles City Park Gazebo Pioneer day3
8:30 am - Little Cowboy / Cowgirl Contest

Paso Robles City Park Gazebo

10 :00 am - Pioneer Day Parade
Starts at 17th & Spring Street
Continues around City Park

12 Noon - Free Bean Feed
Paso Robles City Park

12 Noon - Carnegie Library & Historical Museum Opens
City Park

1:00 pm - Horseshoe Pitching Contest
Paso Robles City Park

1:00 pm - Band Concert
Paso Robles City Park

1:00 pm - Pioneer Museum Opens
2010 Riverside
(Next to Paso Robles Event Center)

1:00 pm - Old Gas Engine Show
Pioneer Park
(Next to Pioneer Museum)

1:00 pm - Wagon, Tractor & Steam Engine Display
Dutch Oven Cookin'
Mule Packing Demonstration
at the Pioneer Museum
2010 Riverside
(Next to Paso Robles Event Center)