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Mother Lode Round-Up Parade

The world famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade begins in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7th, and will feature more than 150 parade entries marching, trotting and rolling down the entire length of Washington Street from HWY 108 to the High School. The Parade draws over 50,000 visitors and spectators. Street Closures and no parking areas are listed below. If you are planning on attending the parade, the Sonora Police encourage you to arrive before 9:00 am.

2016 Parade Entries
Section Entry # Entry Name
0 Lead 1 Tuolumne County Sheriff’s 2016 Color Guard
0 Lead 2 Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele
0 Lead 3 Captain Rich Kirchner
0 Lead 4 Grand Marshall ­ Vern Gerdau
0 Lead 5 Major Sponsor Flags
0 Lead 6 2016 Queen Karissa Rogers
0 Lead 7 2016 Queen Contestant Samantha Turner
0 Lead 8 2016 Queen Contestant Rayanna Torok
0 Lead 9 2016 Mother Lode Round Up Junior Queen
0 Lead 10 Paige Ryan
0 Lead 12 Mother of the Year Maggi Wittman
0 Lead 13 Sonora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
0 Lead 15 Clarke Broadcasting
0 Lead 16 Chicken Ranch Bingo & Casino
0 Lead 18 Columbia Elementary School 49er Band
0 Lead 19 Kamps Propane
0 Lead 20 Sonora Regional Medical Center Adventist Health
0 Lead 22 2016 Miss Rodeo California
0 Lead 23 California Rodeo Salinas
0 Lead 24 Kate Sorel ­ Miss California State Horsemen 2016
0 Lead 25 District 5 Queen
0 Lead 26 Calaveras Saddle Queen
0 Lead 28 NORCAL Junior Rodeo Princess
0 Lead 30 Black Oak Casino
0 Lead 31 Coppertown Clown Bert Davis
0 Lead 32 California Highway Patrol
0 Lead 33 Assemblyman Frank Bigelow
0 Lead 34 Sonora Ford
0 Lead 35 Day­O Espresso & Smoothies
1 37 Mustang Band (Curtis Creek)
1 38 Conifer Communications
1 39 Sierra Senior Providers
1 40 Sonora A’s
1 42 Davey “Doc” Wiser
1 43 Leslie Cowboys
1 44 Rountree Sisters
1 46 Harry Benoist ­ Happy Birthday
1 47 Connie Hawkins and Pogonip Miniature Horse
1 48 OC Services ­ Oscar and Chrissy Martinez Bail bonds
1 49 Word of Life Fellowship
1 51 Lil’ Cowboy Cort
1 52 Ella Njirich
1 53 Paige Njirich
1 55 Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee
1 56 Don Matter for County Supervisor
1 58 St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
1 59 FOAC ­ Friends of the Animal Community
1 60 Mountain Youth and Community Theatre
1 61 Sherri Brennan
1 63 Soulsbyville School Marching Band
1 64 Girl Scouts Golden Timbers
1 65 California State Retirees
1 67 Randi Murray’s Dance Studio
1 68 Aronos Club
1 69 National Alliance on Mental Illness ­ Tuolumne County
1 71 American Sports Acro & Gymnastics
1 72 Sonora Moose Lodge & Family Center
1 73 Kountry Kids Preschool
1 75 Tuolumne County Youth Football and Cheer
2 77 Sonora High School Golden Regiment Band
2 78 The Red Church
2 79 Kaden Baker & his horse “Sliver”
2 80 Mother Lode Region Antique Automobile Club of America
2 82 Re­Elect Supervisor Karl Rodefer 2016
2 83 Woods Creek Little League
2 84 Pedroni Racing
2 85 Sonora Emblem Club #124
2 87 Raymond Woosley
2 88 The Ranch Riders 4­H Project
2 89 Tuolumne County Association of Realtors
2 90 Skyline Place Senior Living
2 92 Twain Harte School Band
2 93 Tuolumne Youth Center
2 94 Harvest Fellowship Church ­ “Fishers of Men”
2 95 Stage 3 Theatre
2 97 PurFire
2 98 State of Jefferson ­ Tuolumne County
2 99 Mother Lode Volkswagen Club
2 100 Vietnam Veterans of America
2 101 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154
2 102 Smyth­Bolter Post 58 American Legion
2 104 Christian Heights Church
2 105 Miss Tuolumne County Scholarship Pageant
2 106 Onstage Dance Studio
2 108 Country Cowboy Church
2 110 Sonora Youth Football and Cheer
2 111 Aahmes Color Guard and Marching Patrol
2 112 Elective Divan
2 113 Alchemist Shrine Clowns
2 114 Aahmes Motorcycle Patrol
2 115 Mother Lode Shrine Clowns
2 116 Aahmes Nomads Car Club
2 117 Novkeps
2 118 Shrine Mounted Patrol
2 120 Rock­on Propane Tank Covers
2 121 Raider Cheerleader
3 123 Jamestown Elementary School Band
3 124 Northern Calif. Dodge Brothers & Sisters
3 126 Azusa Streetriders
3 127 Sonora High School Cheerleaders
3 129 Five Claw Martial Arts
3 130 Sierra Cowgirls
3 131 Twain Harte Horsemen
3 132 Community Service Unit
3 134 Calaveras/Tuolumne CattleWomen
3 135 Backcountry Horsemen of California ­ Mid­Valley Unit
3 136 Shady Ladies
3 137 Summerville FFA
3 139 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church
3 141 Foothill Leadership Lions
3 142 Sonora Christian Life Center
3 143 Speed Energy Off Road Race Team
3 144 Tuolumne County Fire/Cal­Fire/USFS
3 145 49er Cab
4 146 Orange Crush Marching Band
4 147 Summerville High School Cheerleaders
4 148 Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue
4 149 McCoy Tire & Auto Care
4 150 Sierra Heavy Duty RV & Truck Center
4 152 Sonora Fire Department
4 154 Discount Tire of Sonora
4 155 Stompbox
4 156 Don Matter for County Supervisor
4 157 Twain Harte Rotary
4 159 Engine Company #1
4 160 Sonora Moving Company
4 161 Orchard Supply Hardware
4 162 Forestry and Natural Resources Club of Columbia
4 163 R & S Metals
4 164 E Clampus Vitus Mobile Saloon
4 165 E Clampus Vitus ­ Matuca Chapter
4 166 E Clampus Vitus ­ Matuca Chapter

The following are the major street closures before and during the parade;

  • South Washington Street at State Highway 108 will be closed at 8:00 am.
  • North and South Washington Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
  • Stockton Road at Green Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
  • Snell Street at Bonanza Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
  • School Street between Washington St and Snell St will be closed at 9:00 am.

“No parking” will be allowed on Washington Street from Elkin Street to Toby Street, between 5 am and the end of the parade. “No parking” will be allowed on Stockton Road between Washington Street and 70 Stockton Road, between 5 am and the end of the parade. Special signs have been posted for these “No parking” zones. Unfortunately, if you park in these areas your vehicle will be towed!

There will be “No Parking” allowed on the side streets between Washington Street and Green Street and between Washington Street and Stewart Street. This will include Elkin Street, Dodge Street, Jackson Street, Yaney Street, Bradford Street, Theall Street, Linoberg Street, Church Street, June Street, Gold Street, Williams Street, and Lytton Street. These restrictions will start at 5:00 am and will conclude at the end of the parade.

Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed!