Be a Paso Pioneer!

Yee haw! The 84th annual Pioneer Day in Paso Robles is almost here! Pioneer Day is the community’s greatest celebration, bringing everyone together for a day full of festivities. Events will be rolling all day and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen and plan on a truly memorable experience. 

Don’t get locked up in the hoosegow!

The first pioneer day was held on October 12, 1931 and was organized with the goal of providing a day of community friendship and commemoration of the heritage of the Paso Robles area. The day was created as a “Thank You” to everyone who supported their local businesses and professional community throughout the year. The businesses would close for the day so the employees could enjoy the fun, and the best part was that the whole day was free!

Lions Club staffs the free Bean Feed each year

Today, that tradition holds strong with the annual free Bean Feed served in City Park. Since 2014 is the 125th anniversary of the city of Paso Robles, there will also be some fun activities in the park after the parade to celebrate the occasion, including an old-fashioned Bake Off, kids games and an Ale Garden, whose proceeds go to the Pioneer Museum, Historical Society and the downtown Playground Fund.   

And the winner is…

The Pioneer Day events will include festivities in Paso Robles City Park as well as a few other spots nearby. There will be an antique classic car judging at 7:30 a.m. at Kings Oil Tools on Spring Street, an Old Gas Engine Show at Pioneer Park and a wagon, tractor and steam engine display with Dutch Oven Cooking and a mule packing demonstration at the Pioneer Museum. The celebration at City Park will consist of everything from a children’s pet show, a little cowboy/cowgirl contest, horseshoe pitching contest, a Bake Off, old-fashioned kids games and a live band to keep the energy up all day long. 

The kids will drag you back next year

The Pioneer Day Parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Downtown Paso Robles. The fun will begin at 17th and Spring Street and will end surrounding the gorgeous Paso Robles City Park. Bring the family out to Paso for this incredible community tradition. For more information, please visit or visit to book your stay!


2014 Pioneer Day Schedule of Events:

October 11th, 2014


7:00 am - Bean Feed PreparationPaso Robles City Park


7:30 am - Antique Classic Car Judging

King Oil Tools

2235 Spring Street  


8:00 am - Children's Pet Show

12 years and under

Paso Robles City Park Gazebo


8:00 am Bake Off Check-In Opens

Paso Robles City Park Gazebo


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 in City Park


12 Noon – Bake Off Judging Begins

Paso Robles City Park


1:00 pm – Ale Garden Opens

Paso Robles City Park


1:00 pm - Kids Game Area Opens

Paso Robles 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)


2:00 pm – Bake Off Winners AnnouncedPaso Robles City Park


2:00 pm Street Dance Begins (please confirm this time hasn’t changed)

Pine Street between 11th and 12th Streets