In addition to the woolen mills, Pendleton is also famous for its annual
rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up. First held in 1910, it is part of the
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeo circuit. In
1999, the Pendleton Round-Up Association added a two night Professional Bull
Riders Classic to the Annual events. The rodeo is noted for being the only PRCA
ever held on a grass field.
The Pendleton Christmas Carriage Parade
began in 2007 and occurs midday every year on the first Saturday of December.
Riders, travois, and carriages with costumed drivers