Paso Pops


- Schedule of events for July 4, 2019 -

Live Music, Family-Friendly Activities and Fireworks!

4pm - Gates Open and the Festivities Begin!

4:00 - 7:30pm  -

Food Vendors Open! - Plus we encourage you to bring a picnic! 

  • Paradise Shaved Ice, Society Cuisine, Higgie's World BBQ, Kona Ice, G Brothers Smoke House, G Brothers Kettle Corn, Pairing Knife, Ricos Mexican Food, Ricos Funnel Cake, Dominos, Luv Spun - Cotton Candy, Beaus Dogs.
  • Firestone Walker beer and Cass Wines available for purchase. No outside alcohol will be allowed in the event,

Kids Activities & Carnival Rides & Games Open

  • Activities in the kid's area 
    • Face painting, music petting zoo, kid's coloring, and game activities
  • Helm & Sons Amusements is pleased to provide Amusements & Attractions from 4pm until the fireworks begin. 
    • Unlimited Rides Wristbands will be available in advance  - $10 
    • Rides range from 48" min. to 32" min. height requirements. 

Drawing!! The Annual Drawing is back and bigger than ever! Purchase your drawing tickets at the drawing booth near wine tasting area plus the Mid-State Fair Queens will be walking around the event selling them. Suggested donation: 1 for $50 or 3 for $100! Net proceeds from this year’s Paso Pops will be distributed to local non-profit youth arts programs, such as the Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and Student Cultural Exchange Program, San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony, Studios on the Park Youth Art Program and Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundations. Prizes include:

  1. President’s Table for 2020 - $2,500 value
  2. Melchior of Cass Reserve wine - $2,000 value
  3. Wine Fridge full of wines being poured - $1,000 value
  4. Cass Winery B & B stay, We Olive gift basket, signed Brigit Binn cookbook, limo tour at Cass Winery, and Park Street Grill gift certificate - $1.200 value
  5. Paso Experience including a two-night hotel stay at Courtyard by Marriot Hotel, Vivant Fine Cheese gift certificate, and spa certificate for River Oaks Hot Springs Spa - $1,100 value
  6. Paso Experience including one-night hotel stay at the Oaks Hotel and suites, wine, wine glasses, wine opener, lunch and tasting for four at Vina Robles Winery, and a gift certificate for Hatch Restaurant - $1,100 value
  7. Paso Experience including a one-night stay at Paso Robles Inn, a gift certificate for the Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn, four bottles of Summerwood wines and tasting for four at Summerwood winery - $800 value
  8. 2 tickets to Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 29 – 1:05 pm plus round-trip transportation, Signed Brigit Binns cookbook – value $600

5:00 - 7:30pm  - Paso Robles Wine Country Walk-Around Wine Tasting - Adults only with table seating admission

  • This exclusive walk-around wine tasting is for Vice President and President ticket holders
  • Wineries include: Allegretto Wines,  Ancient Peaks, Broken Earth, Bovino, Caliza Winery, Cass Winery, Demeter Family Cellars, Derby Wine Estates, Dubost Winery, Eberle Winery, Glunz Family Winery, Hidden Oak, Hope Family Wines, Hunt Cellars, Justin Winery, Opolo Vineyards, Penman Springs, RF Wines, Robert Hall, Rotta Winery, Shale Oak Winery, Slacker Wines, Stillwaters, SummerWood, Thacher, Tooth & Nail, Vino Vargas, Volatus, Willow Creek Wine Collective, Windward - plus more to come!  

7:30 - 8:00pm - Table Decoration Judging

  • Purchased a Vice President table? We'd love for you to decorate your table! Decorated tables will be judged & prizes will be awarded. Vice President's tables will be supplied with a blue linen tablecloth.

8:00 - 9:45pm - Show Begins with Master of Ceremonies Casey Biggs

  • Youth pianist Suri Kim will wow the audience! As the winner of the 2018 Paderewski Festival Youth Competition, Suri is only eleven years old, fluent in English and Korean, her favorite subjects are music and science. Favoring classical and modern repertoire, she likes music by Haydn and Chopin. 
  • Featured vocalist Sarah Lawrence will grace the stage with her husband Calland Metts. Sarah enjoys a widely varied career as a singing actor in opera, musical theatre, and in concert, singing everything from Baroque to Broadway. 

9:45- 10:15pm - Fireworks (estimated)

Program Includes:

Casey Biggs - Master of Ceremonies

San Luis Obispo Symphony featuring Conductor Andrew Sewell 

The Paso Robles Event Center (California Mid-State Fairgrounds) is located at 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles.


Net proceeds from Paso Pops will benefit Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and the Youth Cultural Exchange Program. To sponsor Paso Pops, contact Steve Cass at or 805 239-0873.  For general information regarding tickets or the event, contact Gracie Rey 805 235-5409 or