UPDATE 4/14/2020

Due to the COVID -19 virus and the County of SLO and State of California positions on large public gatherings, and the desire of Paso Robles Pioneer Day and the Rossi Foundation to keep all of our members, volunteers, patrons, vendors, exhibitors and guests safe, the 2020 Best of the West Antique Equipment Show is Cancelled.

Please calendar May 28-30, 2021 for the next Best of the West Antique Equipment Show at the beautiful Santa Margarita Ranch.

Thank you all for your past participation and we hope to see as many of you as possible next year.

Please continu
e to support your medical personal, first responders, farmers, supply chain personal, food providers, men and women in uniform serving our country and all of those who are keeping us safe and fed during this pandemic.

UPDATE

**UPDATE**
Best of the West Antique Equipment Show —-
We are actively assessing the current situation with COVID-19 and at this point have made a decision to proceed with caution for the event. We are continuing to monitor the situation and we all believe that the decision to postpone or cancel the event will be made for us by local, state or federal officials. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you,
Pioneer Day Committee

Best of The West Schedule of Events 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

8:00 Gates Open
9:45 Train Rides Begin* (pricing not included)
10:00 Asistencia (Barn Tours) Begin 
10:00 Food and Beer Open
10:00 Blacksmith demos begin
10:30 Tractor Parade (Tractor Area)
12:00 Military Salute (Car & Train Area)
12:30 Military Parade
1:00 Grain Threshing, Hay Bailing, & Hay Booms
1:15 Last Call on Train
2:00 Earth Moving Demo (Tractor Area)
3:00 Plowing Demo (Tractor Area)
4:00 Earth Moving Equipment Parade
5:00 Gates Close

Saturday, May 23, 2020

8:00 Gates Open
9:45 Train Rides Begin (pricing not included)
10:00 Asistencia (Barn) Tours Begin (every hour)
10:00 Food and Beer Open
10:00 Blacksmith demo begins
10:30 Tractor Parade (Tractor Area)
12:00 Military Salute (Car & Train Area)
12:30 Military Parade
1:00 Grain Threshing, Hay Baling, & Hay Booms
2:00 Earth Moving Demo (Tractor Area)
2:30 Old West Train Special Feature (additional fee)
3:00 Plowing Demo (Tractor Area)
4:00 Earth Moving Equipment Parade
4:45 Last Call on Train
5:00 Gates Close

Sunday, May 26, 2020

8:00 Gates Open
9:45 Train Rides Begin (pricing not included)
10:00 Asistencia (Barn) Tours Begin (every hour)
10:00 Food and Beer Open
10:00 Blacksmith demo begins
10:30 Tractor Parade (Tractor Area)
12:00 Military Salute (Car & Train Area)
12:30 Military Parade
1:00 Grain Threshing, Hay Baling, & Hay Booms
2:00 Earth Moving Demo (Tractor Area)
2:30 Old West Train Special Feature (additional fee)
3:00 Plowing Demo (Tractor Area)
4:00 Earth Moving Equipment Parade
4:45 Last Call on Train
5:00 Gates Close
*Trains leave every 60 min or so (come on, it’s an old train, she gets going when she gets goin’) from 9:45am – 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday; except during the Military Salute; pricing is not included in ticket admission. Friday Train service is limited.
Tractor Area Food Court: Heavenly Hot Dogs, 805 Taqueria, Paradise Shaved Ice
Barn Area Food Court: Gypsy Flame Pizza, Farm Bureau Tri Tip, 4H Burgers and Corn, SLO Mama Sweets, Templeton Drama Cotton Candy

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Golf Cart Rentals

Tired of hoofin’ it all over the Ranch? (It gets old … believe me. I think I walked 12 miles in one day last year!) 777 Motorsports has golf carts to rent! The best part: they deliver them right to the Ranch!

For golf cart rentals, contact 777 Motorsports at (805) 466-7296. Ask for Travis.

Lodging for BOTW

Coming in from out of town? The Holiday Inn Express in Atascadero is offering a special rate for Best of the West participants. The hotel offers hot breakfast, complimentary truck/trailer parking, and is an easy 10-minute drive from the Ranch. For more information, check out the “Local Lodging” page on the website.

Of course, there is plenty of room for RV or trailer camping, if you’d prefer to stay where the action is! (“Dry” camping only and campfires are prohibited.) To stay on the Ranch, please submit a registration form, found here.

(There are many other local accommodations within 10 or 15 minutes from the venue.)

Participate!

We’re always looking to add to the show!

Interested in exhibiting? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Tractors, implements and vintage articles utilized in farming, earthmoving, logging and general rural life. Dated 1970’s and older.
  • Engines. We welcome steam or gas engines dating 1850 to 1950, including hit and miss engines and power units.
  • “Classic” automobiles and motorcycles.
  • Military vehicles, tanks, halftracks, jeeps, trucks, and any other tracked or wheeled type of vehicle used in the military of any country at any time.
  • Horses and Mules. The “original tractor,” we love having animals with wagons, carts, plows, graders, etc.  (Please contact Wade Taylor of the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee if interested in bringing equine; 805-550-1078.)
  • Trucks. This includes antique trucks, firetrucks, and trailers utilized in farming, ranching, construction, trucking or commerce of any type.
  • Any other items and displays that are complementary to the above. Blacksmithing? early-American history reenactments? If in doubt, email us with a description and photo.