The world famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade kicks off in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11th, and will feature nearly 200 parade entries marching, trotting and rolling down the entire length of Washington Street. As usual, thousands of spectators can be expected, lining the street to watch and cheer. It draws over 20,000 visitors and spectators and has become one of “the events to see” in California. The Parade has grown to 5 Sections of over 200 entries.
Remember, the Parade begins at 10am on Saturday, May 11th and there’ll be a crowd so get there early to find a place to park and to stake your claim on place watch along Washington Street.
The Mother Lode Round-Up Rodeo
The Mother Lode Round Up Rodeo is a two day competition with rodeo action Saturday & Sunday, May 11th & 12th beginning at 2pm on both days. The Round Up Rodeo is a real bronco-bustin’ Rodeo where rodeo stars compete in Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.
Over 350 of pro rodeo’s finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to the event. The weekend attracts over 20,000 rodeo fans and visitors every year. The Round-up Rodeo has always been respected as one of California’s finest yearly events.
The Rodeo begins on Saturday at 2pm, after the parade crowd heads over to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.