The time-honored tradition lives on with the Pioneer Day Kick-off Party!

On Saturday, September 22, the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee will be holding their annual Pioneer Day Kick-off Party at the Paso Robles Event Center, Frontier Town at 5:00 p.m.

This honorary celebration of Paso Robles Pioneer Day Royalty takes place as locals and friends gather to celebrate “the spirit of the harvest” just as they have done since 1931. Guests will enjoy cocktail hour, plenty of food to sample hot off the grill followed by a chuck-wagon dessert cook-off between 6 notorious chuck wagon cooks, to taste and vote for your favorite one!

Pioneer Day Shindig

Pioneer Day Shindig. Contributed photo

There will be both a silent and live auction. Items will include a winemaker’s dinner at McPhees, zip-lining adventure at Margarita Adventures followed by wine tasting for a group of eight, a pig hunt, trip to Mexico, tickets to the infamous Firestone Beer Festival, tickets to the Best of the West Tractor Show, Mid State Fair VIP Concert experience, stay at Shaver Lake Cabin, as well as a gun raffle.

New this year, the Kids Corral! There will be cotton candy, corn hold boards, roping dummies, and water corrals to play with. After the auctions conclude, the casino will start with games such as Black Jack, Texas Hold-em, and Rowlett tables; casino prize will be given to a lucky winner. 

The Pioneer Day Committee invites you to attend and partake in this Pioneer Day tradition. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for teens 13-20, children 12 and under are free. They can be purchased at the Paso Robles Chamber, American Riviera Bank, the front gate the day of the event, and also on online eventbrite.com/e/paso-robles-pioneer-day-kick-off-party-tickets-48289690765?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Please enter through the far south west entrance to the fairgrounds. Parking is available at the Event Center parking lot for a small charge of $5.

The proceeds from the event go to help fund Pioneer Day, all of the Pioneer Day activities and to maintain and restore the fine tractors, wagons and other equipment that belong to our Community. The 88th Annual Pioneer Day Parade will take place Oct. 13th at 10 a.m. starting at 16th and Spring Street. For more information, visit pasoroblespioneerday.org.