Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the Paso Robles Horse Park?

3801 Hughes Parkway in Paso Robles. It is east of Paso Robles. From Paso Robles, take 46 East, turn left (north) onto Airport Road, and turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Drive ¼ mile to the entrance on Hughes Parkway, on the left. Map

What time do the gates open – when can I get in?

If you have a reserved seat at a table or a Diplomat seat, gates open at 5pm, with a walk around wine tasting from 6-8 pm. If you are sitting in the Patriot Mall on the lawn, gates open at 6pm.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

Yes, you can purchase seating and access to the lawn area at the gates, though we encourage you to pre-purchase tickets. Patriot Mall tickets are $5 extra at the gate.

Who has access to the walk-around wine tasting from 6 – 8 pm?

Only ticket holders who have table and Diplomat seats. Patriot Mall (lawn) seats attendees will have the opportunity to purchase beer and wine.

Can I bring food and drinks to the park?

We request event patrons leave their picnics and beverages at home, unless you have specific dietary requirements. We will have a variety of food selections, non-alcoholic beverages as well as wine and beer.

What kind of chairs can we bring to the lawn seats?

Low-back chairs and blankets are encouraged and will be given seating near the front of the Patriot Mall. High-back chairs will be allowed, but near the sides and rear.

What food is available for purchase?

There will be four food options to purchase food. They are: Cahoots Catering, G Brothers Smokehouse, What the Truck Food Truck and the Pairing Knife Food Truck. 5-9pm.

What drinks are available for purchase?

There will be wine and Firestone Beer available for purchase. If you pre-purchase your beer and wine, you will save approximately $2 per drink. Water and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the food trucks.

When will the Symphony program begin?

The show will begin at 8pm. The concert will be begin approximately at 8:15pm

When will the Fireworks begin?

The fireworks display will coincide with the last potion of the symphony program. The final music arrangements will feature patriotic songs with a canon fusillade and firework finale.

Where does the money go for this event?

The net proceeds for Paso Pops will benefit four local non-profit organizations that cater to children and young adults. They are: Paderewski Festival (Youth Competition and Cultural Exchange), Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation, San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony and Studios on the Park (Youth Arts Program).

Who organized Paso Pops?

Paso Pops is a Paderewski Festival event, arranged in conjunction with The San Luis Obispo Symphony. It could not be possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, additional nonprofit organizations and our local community. Thank you for supporting this new event that will benefit the arts community and our local youth programs.