Pendleton is best known for its famous Round-Up, which is held during the 2nd week of September.  This is one of the largest rodeos in the USA, started over a century ago. Book your lodging months in advance if interested in attending! For information...

There are other events in Pendleton during the year as well:

Pendleton  Farmers Market  is held from May to October, every Friday evening from about 4pm to 7pm, on South Main Street. 

The Pendleton Center for the Arts presents exhibits, events and classes year round. 

For Western enthusiasts, the  Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend  is as western as you can get! Held Mother's Day weekend, events include Saddle Bronc Riding, ranch horse and cattle dog sales, tack & equipment vendors, BBQ cook off, and the Cowboy Auction. Proceeds create scholarships for regional students attending college and majoring in agriculture. 

Pendleton Convention Center hosts the annual OSAA 2A Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament in early March. 

Pendleton joins in the National Night Out with a community gathering at the Aquatic Center, held in early August--


In nearby Hermiston, enjoy the old fashioned country fun of the  Umatilla County Fair in August :-)