COW Parade SLO

About the Auction

“We’re on the mooove, tallying results from a very successful CowParade auction. Please check back later for updates.”

After eight months of being the talk of the SLO County, the hilarious herd were steered toward the historic Santa Margarita Ranch on May 6, where the colorful cows were  auctioned off for charity.

Bidders from all around will arrive at Oyster Ridge at Ancient Pikes Winery, the newest venue on the ranch, for a day of auctioning, food, wine and beer. Historically, CowParade cows have fetched between $4,000 and $150,000 each at auctions around the globe, raising more than $30 million for charities worldwide. CowParade SLO County’s designated charities include ARTS Obispo, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, and the California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation – aligning with our region’s focus on the arts, sustainability, and agriculture. Auction proceeds can also be designated to a charity of a sponsor’s choosing.

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Presenting Sponsors

Featured Cows

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Event Overview

CowParade SLO County showcased 101 (for Highway 101) of these life-size, 120-pound, fiberglass works of art. Taking place September 2016 – May 2017, the event gave local artists a chance to showcase their talents on a global stage. The region’s agricultural history, growing arts scene and its ecotourism draw make CowParade the perfect conduit for a countywide event that will involve, unite and benefit the whole community.

Please visit the cow trials page for an updated listing of cows still on display.

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Title Charities

CowParade SLO County title charities are: The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County; ARTS Obispo and CMSF Heritage Foundation. Sponsors may have also chosen to designate the proceeds from their Cow(s) to benefit another local non-profit of their choice.

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