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Another Mother Lode Round-Up is heading our way!

Now in its 50th year, the Round-Up has been the Mother Lode’s premiere annual event and features more than a week of family fun and celebration, Gold Country-style, paying tribute to our western heritage.

Wednesday, May 9, is the Tuolumne County Band Review. The downbeat starts at 6 p.m. at Sonora High School’s Dunlavy Field. This is an opportunity for area residents to see and hear all the local school bands that will march in the big parade Saturday, May 12. We’d be amiss if we didn’t mention the renowned Calcutta event at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Jamestown that takes place Thursday, May 10, and a Cowboy Christian concert Friday, May 11 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

The world famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade kicks off in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, and will feature nearly 200 parade entries marching, trotting and rolling down the entire length of Washington Street. As usual, thousands of spectators can be expected, lining the street to watch and cheer. What a parade it is! Each year seems to get bigger and better.

And if that isn’t enough on Saturday, the parade crowd heads over to the fairgrounds for the first day of a weekend filled with bull riding and steer wrestling rodeo action. The day will be topped off with a dance in the evening, also at the fairgrounds.

Mother’s Day Sunday is always special at the Round-Up. A Mother’s Day breakfast starts things off at the fairgrounds celebrating this year’s Mother Lode Round-Up Mother of the Year. After a Cowboy Church service with Coy Huffman puts the day in perspective, it’s time to cowboy-up and rodeo once more; a fitting conclusion to the year’s grand event.

Mother Lode Round-Up 2007 Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 22

Cowgirl Luncheon and Fashion Show
1-4 pm
Sonora Opera Hall
Admission $15

Sunday, May 6

Queen Pageant
Begins at 5 pm
Elks Lodge, Sonora
Admission $10.00

Wednesday, May 9

Tuolumne Co Band Review
From 6 pm
Sonora High School, Dunlavy Field
Admission Free

Thursday, May 10

Begins at 6 pm
Sheriff’s Posse Grounds on Rawhide Rd, Jamestown
Appetizers and no host bar- Admission Free

Friday, May 11

Cowboy Concert
from 7 pm
at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Admission Free

Saturday, May 12

Round-Up Parade
Procession begins at 10 am
Downtown Sonora

Mother Lode Round-Up Rodeo
Begins at 2 pm
at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora
Admission $15.00 on the day and $12.00 Pre Sale $7.00 child under 12 (under 7 free)

Round-Up Rodeo Dance
Begins at 8 pm
at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora
Admission $10.00 or with an unused Adult Rodeo Ticket

Sunday May 13

Mothers Day Breakfast
8 am – 12 noon
At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Admission $6.00

Cowboy Church with Coy Huffman
Service begins at 10 am
in the Rodeo Grandstand, Mother Lode Fairgrounds

Kiddie Rodeo
Begins at 12:30
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Admission Free

Mother Lode Round-Up Rodeo
Begins at 2 pm
at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora
Admission $15.00 on the day and $12.00 Pre Sale $7.00 child under 12 (under 7 free)

Wrangler Family Day
All Day
Mother Lode Fairgrounds