Pioneer City PRO Rodeo

WPRA Small Rodeo of the Year 2023

Palestine Illinois

August 30- September 1st, 2024

Winner of the 2023 WPRA Small Rodeo of the Year!

2024 Rodeo Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change*


  • 1st Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    Wranglers Kid's Night. 1st 200 kids receive Wrangler hat stickers Jake and Mikayla. Coors Light Beer Tent following rodeo

Saturday, AUG 31ST

  • Chuckwagon Breakfast - Main St 7:00AM

    Pancakes, whole hog sausage, free will donation

  • Shelby Jones - Pavilion 7:00AM - 9:00AM

    Entertainment at Pavilion with Shelby Jones

  • Main Street Market Madness 7:00AM-4PM
  • Antique Gas Engine Exhibit & Swap Meet All day

    110 E Grand Prairie

  • Collector's Belt Buckle Auction 9:30AM

    Palestine High School

  • Miss Rodeo Illinois Pageant @ Pavilion 10AM-11AM

    Palestine High School

  • Jr. Pedal Tractor Pull on Main St. 10:00AM

    Registration 9-10 AM. Sponsored by Palestine Eagles #3329

  • "Lunch With The Clowns" 11:30AM - 1:00PM

    Main St. Community Bldg. Kids of all ages can have lunch with clowns "Donations accepted but not necessary"

  • Shelby Jones - Pavilion 12:00PM-2:00PM

    Entertainment at the Pavilion with Shelby Jones

  • Little Labor Day Pageant @ Pavilion 3:00PM
  • Second Hand Band - Band Shell 4:00PM-6:00PM

    Band shell at the Park with Second Hand Band

  • 2nd Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    X-Krush - Coors Light Beer Tent Following Rodeo

Sunday, Sept. 1ST

  • Annual Church Service - Band Shell 10:15AM

    Band Shell at the Park with Scott Mendenhall

  • Miss Labor Day Pageant on Main St. 2:00PM
  • Lance Vennard - Band Shell 4:00PM-6:00PM

    Lance Vennard dance party for adults and kids

  • 3rd Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    Tough Enough to Wear Pink?
    Muddy Creek - Coors Light Beer Tent following Rodeo

Monday, Sept. 2nd

  • Pre-Parade Entertainment TBA

    Band Shell - Tom Bridgewater

  • Annual Labor Day Parade 10:00AM

    From Main Street to Leaverton Park

Fun Activities

Mutton Bustin is open for signups now. Contact the chamber of commerce to book your spots as space is limited!


Every Night

Each night after the Rodeo our live music starts at 9:30pm until close. Check back for confirmed entertainment. 

happy chef or seller cooking at food truck

Food and Treats

30, 31 AUG, 1ST, Sept.
  • Mini Donuts (Sunday)
  • Rosie Jean’s Sweet Tea and Jesus (Friday, Sat, Sun & Monday)
  • House of Brisket (Friday, Sat, Sunday)
  • Lemon Shake Up (Friday, Sat, Sunday)
  • Pineapple Whip/Soft Serve Ice Cream  (Friday, Sat, Sunday)
  • The Rolling Dough (Friday, Sat, Sunday)
  • WE LIKIT Farm Stand Ice Cream (Friday, Sat, Sun & Monday)
  • Pub N Grub (Friday, Sat, Sun & Monday)
  • Kickin Queens BBQ (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • SoCool – Bubble Tea Truck (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Thainamite (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Bouncy Houses & More

Friday Through Sunday

Food Truck Court

Friday, Aug. 30, 2024 - 3PM
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024 - 3PM
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2024 - 3PM


Friday, Aug. 30, 2024 - 3PM - 10PM
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024 - 2PM - 10PM
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2024 - 12PM - 10PM
Bright and colorful bouncy house

Special Guests

cowboy, rodeo, horse


John Harrison is a noted rodeo clown and barrelman. He comes by his profession honestly. His late grandfather was rodeo legend, Freckles Brown. (Freckles rode the “Unrideable” bull, Tornado, the subject of Western Music songs, and was a World Champion Bull Rider) John was around rodeo and rodeo people his whole life. John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He later diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card.

rodeo, cowgirl, girl


Scott Grover, born and raised in the little town of Morrowville, KS now resides just outside of Kansas City with wife Becky, son Statler, and daughters Lano and Clemmie. Scott first picked up a microphone at the age of 19. Since that day Scott’s career has grown beyond his wildest dreams. Scott calls the action at The National Western in Denver, the Days of 47 in Salt Lake City, and the Will Rogers Stampede in Claremore, OK just to name a few.

cowboy, rodeo, horse

Miss TEEN RODEO Illinois 2024

Taylor Mouser, 16, of Vandalia is a student at Ignita Online Academy where she has been recognized each semester for being on the honoer roll. She enjoys working to earn her deep diver certification and reading non-fiction books in her free time. Taylor likes showing at local horse shows, volunteering at horsemanship clinics. She prides herself in helping a local trainer with teaching riding lessons, as well as helping with a yearly horse camp. Taylor also enjoys roping to advance her western skills and has placed in the top two at many ranch-riding shows. Taylor is still deciding on what she wants to persue after graduating high school but is very passionate about equine therapy and helping people with disabilities. Being Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois 2024, Taylor will travel across the state promoting Illinois, agriculture, rodeo, and the western way of life!


Friday Aug 30

Jake & Mikayla

lead singer, stage, performance
Saturday AUG 31


SUNDAY Sept. 1st

Muddy Creek


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