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Pendleton Round-Up 2019

The annual Pendleton Round-Up is the much-anticipated rodeo and festival that kicks off September 7th- September 14th, it features a thrilling rodeo, concerts with world-famous musicians, parades, delicious food, and more!

There is no question that the wild, wild West is alive and well at the Pendleton Round-Up! Cowboys and cowgirls won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience, so mark your calendar today.

The History

“Let ‘er Buck!” The frontier exhibition in 1909 started as cowboy racing and bronco busting for the championship of the Northwest as Indians and military personnel spectated. On July 29th, 1910 papers were signed to integrate the Round-Up into a non-profit organization; the original title was “Northwestern Frontier Exhibition Association.” With a long history, it takes place in the second week of September each year and draws tens of thousands of people to the area.

Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 10th night, the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) held in the Happy Canyon arena performances begin at 8:00 pm. The toughest sport on dirt brings some of the best bull riders in the world to battle the rankest bulls in the ultimate man v. beast. One of the most exciting live sports to witness as riders attempt to hold on for an 8-second ride.

The Pendleton Round-Up runs Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 and goes through Saturday, September 14th, 2019 and begins at 1:15 pm each day. The events at the Round-Up are Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Steer Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, and Tie-Down Roping. Other events include women’s Barrel Racing, Indian Relay Racing, Wild Cow Milking, and Indian dancing.

The Parades

“The Greatest Free Show in the West” cowboys, volunteer crew, are ambassadors bring all the entertainment like clowns, comedians, magicians, carnival rides and several musical stages to Pendleton’s Main Street. Two parades make their way down Main Street: The Dress-Up Parade kicks off festivities on Saturday, September 7th, and features rodeo courts and local groups; and the Westward Ho! Parade, Friday, September 13th, features all nonmotorized entries, including horses, oxen, and wagons.

The Entertainment

Grammy-nominated and country music icon Trace Adkins will perform Saturday, September 7th to kick-off the 2019 Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon. Selling more than 11 million albums with hits such as “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Every Light In The House Is On,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” and “Just Fishin’.” He recorded the hit “Hillbilly Bone” with Blake Shelton.

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Hey y'all! I'm Becca Mosher, CLN author. I am a witty, fearless, open-minded, and ambitious old soul who loves everything that the rodeo trail has to offer, from the atmosphere and livestock, to the people and core values. After 8 years of working in the legal field I decided to chase my passion for the western lifestyle and turn it into a career. I am blessed and honored to be a part of the CLN family.

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