Home Goldie's Bar PBR Concert Tickets Photos Contact
Application Information

Applications for the 2015 Happy Canyon Court are due by October 30th, 2014 at the Happy Canyon/Round-Up offices.

Happy Canyon Princess Requirements:

  1. You must be a Native American female between 17 and 23 years old and at least a Senior in High School when you apply.
  2. You must submit the form that is available at the Happy Canyon/Round-Up office or available as a download here.
  3. Please attach pictures of you wearing the regalia you would wear if selected and also photos of you mounted on your horse with the horse regalia you intend to use.
  4. Please also supply at least 3 letters of recommendation from individuals to whom you are not related.

Click here to download an application

Happy Canyon Princesses

Our 2014 Happy Canyon Princesses

Jory Spencer is the daughter of Brent Spencer and Bobby Spencer. A graduate of Pendleton High School, she lettered in volleyball, basketball and softball there and won multiple honors in all three sports, which she played all four years of her high school career. Spencer is attending BMCC on a softball scholarship. She plans on completing the dental assistant program there and transferring to Eastern Oregon University to earn a four-year degree in dental hygiene. She then wants to study dentistry in graduate school and returning to Pendleton as a dentist.

Spencer has appeared as an extra during the Native American village scene in Happy Canyon. Her family has a long history with Happy Canyon, beginning in 1946, when her great grandmother, Matilda Sampson Spencer won the American Indian Beauty Pageant. Her cousin, Michelle Spencer was a Happy Canyon princess. Her maternal relatives, the Pound family, have also been involved in the Happy Canyon show for decades. She says that both sides of her family have instilled in her the importance of embracing her heritage and contributing to Round-Up and Happy Canyon.

"I feel very privileged for the opportunity to be a Happy Canyon princess," she said. "Not only will I be representing Happy Canyon's famous night show throughout the Northwest, but also the tradition of my tribe and the legacy my family has passed on to me."

Marissa Baumgartner is the daughter of Keysha and Aaron Ashley of Pendleton and Jeff Baumgartner of Pendleton. Her American Indian name is Yix-Yix-K'awa, which means Red-Tailed Hawk. A student at Blue Mountain Community College, she is studying to become an elementary school teacher and administrator for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. 

At Pendleton High School she danced for state-champion-winning Rhythmic Mode. During three years in high school she was treasurer for the Native American Board of Representatives and is currently a mentor for Daughters of Tradition. 

She first appeared in the Happy Canyon Night Show when she was in elementary school. Her family has a rich history of involvement with the pageant. The long list of her family members who have reigned as Happy Canyon princesses includes Judy Burke Farrow, Alvina Burke Huesties, Terry Parr, Alva Sheoships, Patty RedCrane, Lillian Moses and Adrienne Farrow. Her trappings belong to her great aunt, Theresa Farrow and her great uncle, Matthew Farrow Sr. 

"I am proud to be a Happy Canyon princess, because representing the tribes, the people of Pendleton and the tradition of Happy Canyon has always been important to me," she said. "I am also thrilled that I will be somebody for the young girls near and far to look up to. I am extremely blessed to have this opportunity."

Buy Tickets

Advance ticket orders are available year-round by calling the Round-Up office at:

Buy Tickets Online

Goldie's Bar at the Canyon

For those 21 or over come and visit Goldies Saloon at the Canyon.  Wet your whistle with your favorite beverage from our friendly bartenders.  Enjoy up tempo dancing inside with a DJ mixing your favorite dance tunes or dance outside under the stars with a live band pumping out the songs you love.  Don’t miss the “Rockin Divas” dancing on the bar and adding to the festive atmosphere of the nonstop party.  Don’t miss Goldies Saloon at the Canyon the ONLY place to gather for your nighttime Round-Up entertainment.

Goldie's Saloon at the Canyon operates on September 16th-19th 2015 from 8:00PM to 2:00AM.

LoCash Cowboys'


RDO Equiptment Co Pendleton Whiskey Wrangler Cayuse Technologies RDO Equiptment Co Pacific Power US Bank PGG Banner Bank Wheatland Insurance Smith Frozen Foods Tom Denchel's Ford Country Tough Enough To Wear Pink Coca-Cola Coors Regence Wildhorse Resort & Casino