Pioneer Day parade, celebration returns Saturday
–Come Join the Fun in the 89th Annual Paso Robles Pioneer Day Parade and Activities on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The Pioneer Day Parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 in downtown Paso Robles. The parade route starts at 16th at 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. This year’s float theme is “One-Room Schoolhouse Days.” Float entries are encouraged to represent the theme in their float decorations, and the best depiction of the theme will win a cash prize of $500.
The Children’s Pet Show starts at 8 a.m. in the downtown Park Gazebo. Bring your pet in costume. Prizes will be awarded for Best Lookalike, Most Colorful, Best Behaved, Best Dressed, Most Unique and Pioneer Pet.
The Little Cowboy & Cowgirl & Pioneer boy & girl contest will start at 8:15 a.m.
The categories will be Little Cowgirl ages 0-3, Little Cowboy 0-3, Little Pioneer Girl 0-3, Little Pioneer boy 0-3, Cowgirl 4-6, Cowboy 4-6, Pioneer girl 4-6 and Pioneer boy 4-6. You will need to register for the category you would like to enter that morning. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.
The first Pioneer Day was held on Oct. 12, 1931 and was organized by community volunteers, working with generous donations of time, materials and money. Their goal was to provide a day of community friendship and a commemoration of the heritage of Paso Robles and the surrounding areas.
For more information, visit www.PasoRoblesPioneerDay.org.