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The Happy Canyon Pageant depicts the settling of the American West, beginning with a portrayal of the Native American way of life prior to the arrival of the white man, continuing with the arrival of Lewis and Clark, followed by the prairie schooners of the pioneers of the Oregon Trail and concluding with a reenactment of a frontier town's rollicking main street mishaps.

September 10th-13th 2014
Show begins promptly at 7:45 p.m.
Price: $10.00-$17.00

 
Concert

Big & Rich to headline Round-Up & Happy Canyon Concert

PENDLETON, Ore. – The award-winning country duo Big & Rich will be the main act of the Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon concert on Sept. 6. Named new country duo of 2004 by Billboard magazine, Big Kenny and John Rich have been packing houses and producing hits for the decade that followed. Tickets will go on sale March 27.

"Big & Rich continues our tradition of bringing excellent artists to perform in Pendleton," Round-Up President Tim Hawkins said.  "The energy they bring to the stage will be a great way to kick-off Round-Up Week, 2014. Tickets are sure to go fast for this duo, and all the other events that come the second full week of September."

Happy Canyon President Jason Hill agrees.

"Our group has worked hard to try and bring some top flight talent in for this show, and this year is no exception," Hill said.  "I’m excited for this concert and I know Round-Up and Happy Canyon directors hope fans across the region feel the same way."

Big Kenny and John Rich have made their marks in country music as singers and songwriters. Perhaps best known for their hit "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)," the duo has influenced country music not just with their own hits, but with those recorded by other artists.

Their first studio album, "Horse of a Different Color," produced four straight Top 40 country hits, plus collaborative efforts with stars including Martina McBride. Prior to that John Rich was a founding member of Lonestar. In addition, both Big Kenny and Rich have had solo careers.  In 2005, with the release of "Comin' to Your City," Big & Rich added three more Top 40 hits to their credit, including the top-20 single "8th of November," which was inspired by the Vietnam War.

Their third album, "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace," brought the release of the duo's first number-one single, "Lost in This Moment." After it was released in 2007, the two took a hiatus from performing as a two-man act and released solo albums in 2009. During that time they each produced Top 40 solo entries.

Big & Rich reunited in 2011, releasing the single "Fake ID" from the soundtrack of the movie "Footloose." They followed with "Hillbilly Jedi," their fourth album, released in 2012, and watched "That's Why I Pray" climb into the Top 20. Their fifth album, "Gravity," will be released this year. Its lead single, "Look at You," was released in January.

Concert tickets are on sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. (PDT) on Thursday, March 27th at the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon office on Southwest Court Avenue or by telephone at 800-457-6336. Online ticket sales start at 6:30 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday online at PendletonRoundUp.ticketforce.com.

 

PGG Independence Day Bulls & Barrels

Tickets for the 2014 PGG Independence Day Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Touring Pro PBR will go on sale March 13. This year's first of two Professional Bull Riders event will be held July 3rd and 4th in the Happy Canyon Arena.

"You don't want to miss your chance to get a great seat to see this heart-stopping event," Happy Canyon President Jason Hill said. "We are expecting several groups to visit Pendleton over Fourth of July weekend, so now is the time to reserve your space to watch the action-packed July PBR."

PBR tickets will go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13 at the Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon office, online or by telephone at 541-276-2553 or 800-457-6336.

The barrels!

The Round-Up Grounds will be showcasing the longest barrel racing course in the barrel-racing world to test the stamina of the cowgirls and their horses in this exciting event. Time Onlys (barrel lingo for practice runs) will be on July 3. The ladies will mount up for the actual race on the morning of July 4. The times and exact number of barrel racers will be announced closer to July 4.

All the trimmings!

The all-American traditional Fourth of July fun isn't just about bulls and barrels. The LET'ER BUCK Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting a parade featuring floats, various youth groups and marching bands. The fourth annual LET'ER BUCK Fun Run will give everyone a chance to exercise their freedom to run (or walk). There will also be vendors, live entertainment, and the chance to view the PBR action on the big screen for those who aren't able to get tickets.

More details about the various events will be announced closer to July Fourth.

 

Pendleton Round-UpThe 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.” It turned out to be that and more.

For the initial show, all stores closed. “The largest crowd in Pendleton’s history,” 7,000 strong, showed up for the first show on September 29, 1910, a newspaper writer reported.

“The words ‘Pendleton’ and Round-Up’ are on the lips of thousands and will continue to be for months and years to come… The Round-Up is a whirlwind success.”

Grow it did. Two decades later, patrons showed up from 36 states and eight foreign countries. Following two years in which the Round-Up was not held, because of World War II, attendance climbed again, eventually reaching 50,000 or more for the four-day show.

“Success bred success and Round-Up stayed in high gear,” says the book “Let ‘er Buck! A history of the Pendleton Round-Up.”

The key to the success of the rodeo and its many attendant activities is community participation – volunteers.

Indian participation has been a strong attraction, too, in the Round-Up arena, at Happy Canyon, in the Indian Village and in the Westward Ho! Parade.

Long before women’s lib, the fairer sex got into the act at the Round-Up – cowgirls in the early days of the Round-Up could be as tough as men. In 1914 Bertha Blanchett, wife of cowboy Del Blancett, came within 12 points of winning the all-around title.

Midway through the Round-Up’s colorful history, a Eugene newspaper summed it up with a characterization that remains applicable today:

“In good times and bad, Pendleton has gone on with the Round-Up. People over on the Umatilla have always been willing to take a chance. Maybe that’s the real cowboy spirit. Maybe it’s a little bit tougher brand of civic spirit. Anyhow, in Pendleton, the show goes on.”

Click here to view the official Pendleton Round-Up Website

 
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 6
10:00 AM
Dress-Up Parade through downtown -- finishes by Round-Up Grounds
6:00 PM
Gates open for Big & Rich Concert, Happy Canyon Arena
7:00 PM
Big & Rich Concert
Sunday, September 7
6:00 PM
Hall of Fame Banquet - Induction of Honorees
Monday, September 8
8:00 AM
Round-Up Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament at Wildhorse Resort
12:00 PM
Steer Roping Slack followed by Barrel Racing Slack
5:30 PM
Gates open for PBR / Live Music in the Bullpen
8:00 PM
US Bank/Pendleton PBR CLASSIC, Happy Canyon Arena
Tuesday, September 9
9:00 AM
First Go-Round -- $2.00 admission
5:30 PM
Gates open for PBR / Live Music in the Bullpen
8:00 PM
US Bank/Pendleton PRB CLASSIC, Happy Canyon Arena
Wednesday, September 10
6:00 AM
Cowboy Breakfast - Stillman Park
8:30 AM
Go-Round continues -- FREE
11:30 AM
Children's Rodeo - Free to rodeo ticket holders
1:15 PM
PENDLETON ROUND-UP -- Family and Seniors Day
Thursday, July 3
7:30 PM
PGG Independence Day RMEF PBR
Wednesday, September 10
5:00 PM
Barbecue -- Round-Up Arena
7:45 PM
HAPPY CANYON PAGEANT
8:00 PM
HAPPY CANYON DANCE No Cover Charge -- Goldie's Bar at the Canyon & Games (21 and over)
Thursday, September 11
6:00 AM
Cowboy Breakfast - Stillman Park
8:30 AM
Go-Round continues -- $2.00
10:00 AM
Junior American Indian Beauty Pageant, Roy Raley Park -- FREE
1:15 PM
PENDLETON ROUND-UP -- Kids' Day, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day
4:00 PM
Hall of Fame Barbecue at Safeway parking lot
Friday, July 4
7:30 AM
PGG LET'ER BUCK Run
Thursday, September 11
7:45 PM
HAPPY CANYON PAGEANT
8:00 PM
HAPPY CANYON DANCE No Cover Charge -- Goldie's Bar at the Canyon & Games (21 and over)
Friday, September 12
6:00 AM
Cowboy Breakfast -- Stillman Park
9:00 AM
American Indian Beauty Contest, Main Street -- FREE
10:00 AM
Westward Ho! Parade
1:15 PM
PENDLETON ROUND-UP
Friday, July 4
11:30 AM
PGG Dash-N-Splash Kids Run
Friday, September 12
7:45 PM
HAPPY CANYON PAGEANT
8:00 PM
HAPPY CANYON DANCE No Cover Charge -- Goldie's Bar at the Canyon & Games (21 and over)
Saturday, September 13
6:00 AM
Cowboy Breakfast -- Stillman Park
9:00 AM
Tribal Ceremonial Dancing Contest, Round-Up Arena -- FREE
1:15 PM
PENDLETON ROUND-UP FINALS
Friday, July 4
7:30 PM
PGG Independence Day RMEF PBR
Saturday, September 13
7:45 PM
HAPPY CANYON PAGEANT
8:00 PM
HAPPY CANYON DANCE No Cover Charge -- Goldie's Bar at the Canyon & Games (21 and over)
 
 
 
Buy Tickets

Advance ticket orders are available year-round by calling the Round-Up office at:
1-800-45-RODEO.

Buy Tickets Online

Show, Dinner, and Tour Special
Special tickets for a behind the scenes tour of Happy Canyon and a BBQ dinner (includes a complimentary wine, beer, or soda) prior to the show on Saturday September 14th are now available for sale.

These special tickets are available for $45 and will get you the BBQ dinner, behind the scenes tour, tickets to the show, and free entry to Goldie's Bar after the show. If you already have tickets, $30 will get you the BBQ dinner and behind the scenes tour. There is limited availability for these special tickets, so act fast!

Military Appreciation Night
Free entry for current and former military will be offered Saturday September 14th. Miliary ID will get you a free ticket and entry to Goldie's Bar after the show

Goldie's Saloon at the Canyon

For those 21 or over come and visit Goldies Saloon at the Canyon.  Wet your whistle with your favorite beverage from our friendly bartenders.  Enjoy up tempo dancing inside with a DJ mixing your favorite dance tunes or dance outside under the stars with a live band pumping out the songs you love.  Don’t miss the “Rockin Divas” dancing on the bar and adding to the festive atmosphere of the nonstop party.  Don’t miss Goldies Saloon at the Canyon the ONLY place to gather for your nighttime Round-Up entertainment.

Goldie's Saloon at the Canyon operates on September 10th-13th 2014 from 9 pm to 2 am.

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