Pioneer Day scheduled for Saturday in Paso Robles

Spring Street will be closed from 22nd to 10th streets and around Downtown City Park on Saturday morning while tractors, horses and buggies make their rounds during the community’s annual Pioneer Day Parade.

The closures will start early Saturday and last until mid-afternoon, according to a news alert from the Paso Robles Police Department.

Motorists should expect traffic congestion and detours during that time.

The parade starts at 17th and Spring streets at 10 a.m.

A free bean lunch will take place at noon along 12th Street between Park and Spring streets. A horseshoe pitching contest and concert will follow at 1 p.m. in the park. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.pasoroblespioneerday.org.

Now in its 82nd year, Pioneer Day is known as a day for the community to celebrate their heritage. The first Pioneer Day was held Oct. 12, 1931, as a way for businesses to thank their customers. Paso Robles businesses and donors still fund the free festivities.