Pioneer Days Celebration

Established to celebrate the settling of the west, Oakley Pioneer Days is the highlight of the summer activities in our community.  From the original parade and celebration on Lite Air Park, Oakley Pioneer Days has been growing and evolving ever since.  The establishment of the Oakley Vigilantes riding group in 1946, soon led to a new arena and the first rodeo.  The celebration events have changed with the times, from a 20-mile pony express race to one of our newer and well attended events, the "Bump -N- Rub" car race.  With the Chuckwagon Breakfast, Dutch Oven Cookoff,  Farmers Market, Food Vendors, the Vigilantes Cook Shack, and Free Pie and Ice Cream there is no reason to go hungry. The Youth Rodeo, Friday Night Dance, Volleyball Tournament, Basketball Tournament, 6K & 10k Goose Creek Runoff, and Kids Race provide physical activities for all ages.  For a little slower pace, visit The Oakley Musuem for a trip down memory lane.  Admire the amazing handiwork and artistry at the Quilt Show.  Stroll through the Farmers Market for homemade and homegrown treats.  Enjoy an afternoon at Historic Howells Opera House for their summer performance or attend one of the best small town Rodeos in Idaho. Pioneer Days is a perfect atmosphere for Family and Class Reunions to catch up with old friends and family.  And don't forget to attend one of the best Firework Shows in the state to conclude the festivities!! 


Contact Info

Jared Mitton
City Administrator
105 N. Center Ave.
208-862-3313 or 208-431-6090

Oakley Vigilantes Rodeo
Cache Taylor
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Parade Coordinator
Buffy Cooper

Booster Club Breakfast
Bryce Jones

Oakley Vigilantes
Car Race

Goose Creek Run Off
Oakley Recreation District
Jacquie Bedke
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Fireworks Coordinator
Dave Burch

Park Entertainment
OVAC Zane Mitton
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Farmers Market
Kathy Payton

Car Show
Mark Bell

Park Vendors
Buffy Cooper