Packer's Rendezvous

May 12-14, 2017 in Winthrop, WA 

Friday, May 12

Ride to Rendezvous Wagon train arrives in downtown Winthrop. The Ride to Rendezvous riders and wagon train parades through Winthrop around noon on Friday the 12th.

Saturday, May 13

Parade through Downtown Winthrop - 11:00 AM

Watch as the longest pack strings in the state pass by!

There will be mules, horses, wagons, fun for all! This is just a small part of the HUGE '49er Day Parade!

Wounded Warriors

Washington Outfitters and Guides joined with Winthrop Chamber of Commerce The American Legion and many private sponsors in hosting several wounded warriors on the Ride to Rendezvous.

We were honored to have them lead our ‘49er day parade as we went thru town on Saturday. These young men continue to serve our country as they work with newly returning wounded warriors. They will always be welcome at our campfire.

All Afternoon in the Winthrop City Park:

  • Outfitter display camps
  • Afternoon of entertainment with cowboy songs & poetry
  • Music by the Washington Outfitter Pick Up Band
  • Packing demonstrations
  • Crafts & Merchandise vendors
  • Western Auction

Outfitter Feast:
I
n the Winthrop City Park - 5:00 - 6:30 PM.

  • Join all the Outfitters in their display camp, for lots of back-country style cooking.

    Tickets Available at the Entrance.

"Around the Campfire"

In the Winthrop Barn - 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Featuring Cowboy Poetry, music & outfitter campfire stories.

Tickets Available At the Entrance.

Western Dance
Sponsered by Winthrop Barn

In the Winthrop Barn 9:30 PM

Sunday, May 14
Cowboy Breakfast:

In the Winthrop City Park 8:00 to 10:00 AM

Pancakes, eggs, ham slices, fruit, coffee & juice.

Free Cowboy Coffee at 7 a.m.

Tickets Available at the Entrance.

Live Auction

In the Winthrop City Park 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Offering a variety of outfitted trips, art work, tack, Ride to Rendezvous Quilt, plus lots of miscellaneous items and FUN!

Auctioneer: Larry Enright & Dave Baskin- Colville, Washington.

Admission - FREE!

Packing Competition:

Winthrop City Park 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The top professional packers in the state of Washington compete against each other for the title of "#1 Packer".  Jess Darwood was the 2016 winner of a beautiful hand carved silver knife.  Watch the cowboys and cowgirls pack up all the gear and sling it on their favorite mules. Then it's on their horse and around the course! Contestants are judged on time and weights, as well as neatness.

Admission FREE!

Tickets to all events may be purchased at the WOGA tent in the Winthrop City Park Saturday & Sunday!