Welcome to the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Mother Lode Round-Up, Tuolumne County's richest continuous family tradition! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse who produce the Round-Up in a rewarding partnership with the Tuolumne County business community for fifty of those years.
Because of the generous support of the local business community, local government and law enforcement entities, and the hard work of the posse men, their families and many, many volunteers, the Round-up is one of the finest spring rodeos and celebrations in California. Every year over 350 of pro rodeo's finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to this rodeo. Saturday's parade is recognized as the second largest parade for entries in California. (Second only to the Rose Parade in Pasadena) Over 50,000 visitors are drawn every year to the Tuolumne County Round-up weekend. This is an event not to be missed; truly one of the finest in California and selected by the 2007 State Tourism Board as one of the top five events to take place in California.
In this day of shrinking agricultural land and vanishing country culture, Mother Lode Round-Up remains a traditional western family event, and hometown reunion that celebrates and pays tribute to our regional heritage and the Possemen in our past that kept this special event alive. People from all over the region look forward to a fun, great time celebrated during the beautiful spring season in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This event is a celebration of memories of simpler times and rodeo as it used to be. Break out your boots and Stetsons and celebrate Mother's Day with us Round-Up style.
Thanks to all the Posse families for making the 2007, The fiftieth anniversary Round-UP, an event to remember.
Happy Mother's Day to my mom Patricia O'Brien and much love to Kelli,
Molly, Paige, and Maybel.
Round-Up General Chairman
Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse