When it comes to major events in the Northwest, it simply doesn’t get much more iconic than the Pendleton Round-Up.
Steeped in more than a century’s worth of history, this year’s Pendleton Round-Up marks its 113th edition when it “lets ’er buck” once again. As always, the weeklong community celebration, which runs Saturday, Sept. 9 through Saturday, Sept. 16, is once again jam-packed with a host of wide-ranging events, including this Saturday’s traditional Dress-Up Parade on the streets of Pendleton and the Kick-Off Concert, which this year features co-headlining performances by Craig Morgan and Clint Black at Happy Canyon Arena.
Annually based at the Pendleton Round-Up Stadium during the second full week of September, the major rodeo has been held since 1910 and is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (inducted in 2008). The timing of the Round-Up is no coincidence, either, as it is scheduled to accommodate the routine of area farmers and the traditional harvest season.