The Pendleton Round-Up has long been one of the most anticipated annual rodeos, drawing thousands of spectators each year. What has turned into a large event in the present day, started out with a humble beginning.
“The first Pendleton Round-Up was to be a frontier exhibition of picturesque pastimes, Indian and military spectacles, cowboy racing and bronco busting for the championship of the Northwest.
“Following a July 4th celebration in 1909 consisting of bronc riding, horse races by Indians and Non-Indians, Indian feasts and war dances, greased pig contests, sack races, foot races and fireworks, some community and area leaders conceived the idea of an annual event to be known as the Pendleton Round-Up. Also, at that time, the Let’er Buck slogan, which is symbolic of the Round-Up, was inspired.” – Pendleton Round-Up.
Let’s take a look at this one of a kind rodeo through the years!
This year’s rodeo kicks off September 13, 2017, and runs through September 16, 2017. Visit pendletonroundup.com for more information about the rodeo and Round-Up week.