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Columbia Basin, WA – Pendleton Round-up Westward Ho Parade

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by Anne Reed | in | No Comments

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Pendleton, OR
Judy Goode

The unique Westward Ho! Parade is held Friday morning of Round-Up week. Beginning with a big bang at 10 a.m. the Westward Ho! Parade begins its trek through the town of Pendleton. Here you will see most of the Native Americans who are camped at the Round-Up grounds, dressed in their tribal finery from grandmother to the tiniest tot.

This parade is unique in that no motorized vehicles are allowed in the line of the march. All types of early transportation are featured, from mules with a jerk line to oxen-drawn covered wagons, Mormon carts, buggies, surreys, and much more plus riding groups and music furnished by numerous marching bands from surrounding communities. The Westward Ho! Parade pays tribute to the early days in the West and to the pioneers whose descendants are participating in the Round-Up.

N0 advertising or promotional material of any kind may be carried in the parade. Serapes and unit banners may show the name of the group.