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Mother Lode Round Up Parade and Rodeo
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It's Rodeo Time. Create Your One-of-a-Kind Look for a Tuolumne County Iconic Event

By VTC Author | 04/30/2023 | Exploring Tuolumne County, Shopping

Who’s headed to the Mother Lode Round-Up and Rodeo? Whether it’s your first or not your first rodeo, take the opportunity to let your Western side shine. You’ll need the staples like boots, jeans, and a hat, but you’ll also want some finishing touches. There are plenty of places where you can get everything you need to create your unique outfit and support the local small businesses too.

First, the classic pair of cowboy boots, one of the most iconic pieces of Western wear, can set the tone for your outfit. Just make sure they fit and are comfortable; nothing can ruin your good time more than throbbing feet. Check out Ebler's Leather & Saddlery Emporium in Columbia and Downtown Shoes in Sonora to find just the right rodeo kicks.

Eblers Leather & Saddlery Emporium          

Next, the hat! Not only is the hat another rodeo-style necessity, it’s also going to protect you from the sun. There are so many styles and shapes out there, how can you choose? Here’s an answer; at the Hat Bar at Heart Valley Mercantile and Ranch Wear in Downtown Sonora, you can pick out a plain hat and then make it your own by choosing from an array of ribbons and embellishments to put on it. Or, pick from dozens of others that you can find at Rustic Rose Mercantile and Love Couture among other shops.

     Hat Bar at Heart Valley Mercantile and Ranch Wear     

Pick clothes for dressing down or getting fancy. Jeans and a fun T-shirt or top are always an obvious choice, but you could also choose a fun floral dress with a fringed vest. Some spots for clothes include Heart Valley Mercantile and Ranch Wear, Rustic Rose Mercantile, Fittin’ Pretty Bras and Boutique, and Heel to Toe in Sonora.

Heart Valley Mercantile and Ranch Wear    Rustic Rose Mercantile     Heel to Toe     Heart Valley Mercantile and Ranch Wear

It’s time to accessorize. Ranch Revived in Groveland carries beautiful turquoise jewelry to add some flare to your ensemble. The Walk-in Closet in Twain Harte has a hardy inventory of jewelry made by small business jewelers. American Buffalo Trading Company in Sonora has a lovely assortment of turquoise jewelry and accessories, plus they carry 55 Bath and Body lotions, soap, lotion candles, and room spray, which would be nice while you’re getting ready, in their custom “Saddle Up” and “Prairie Grass” scents. And, finally walk out with the most unique purse over your shoulder. Love Couture and Addictions in Sonora plus several other boutiques carry an array of beautiful Western-style purses.

Ranch Revived     Love Couture     American Buffalo Trading Company

Do not forget the guys and kids in your life. Many shops around Sonora, Columbia, Twain Harte, and Groveland carry items that can help make your and your family’s perfect and individualized rodeo outfits.

Heart Valley Mercantlie and Ranch Wear           

Enjoy the Mother Lode Round-Up Parade and Rodeo!


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