Pioneer City Rodeo

WPRA Small Rodeo of the Year 2023

Palestine Illinois

September 1st - 4th 2023

Congratulations to the Pioneer City Rodeo Committee

Winner of 2023 WPRA Small Rodeo of the Year!

2023 Rodeo Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change*


  • 1st Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    David Allen Stone - Coors Light Beer Tent following rodeo

Saturday, Sept. 2nd

  • Chuckwagon Breakfast - Main St 7:00AM

    Pancakes, whole hot sausage, free will donation

  • Shelby Jones - Pavilion 7:00AM

    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

  • Craw Co. Model Railroaders 8:00AM - 4:00PM

    Palestine High School

  • Collector's Belt Buckle Auction 9:30AM

    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 Street Park Kids of all ages can have lunch with our Clowns

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

    Entertainment at the Pavilion with Shelby Jones

  • Little Labor Day Pageant @ Pavilion 3:00PM
  • Muddy Creek & Co - Band Shell 3:00PM-5:00PM

    Band shell at the Park with Muddy Creek & Co

  • 2nd Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    X-Krush - Coors Light Beer Tent Following Rodeo

Sunday, Sept. 3rd

  • Annual Church Service - Band Shell 10:15AM

    Band Shell at the Park with Scott Mendenhall

  • Craw Co. Model Railroaders 8:00AM - 4:00PM

    Palestine High School

  • Miss Labor Day Pageant on Main St. 2:00PM
  • "Keepin it Simple" - Band Shell 2:00PM-4:00PM

    Band Shell at the park with Jeff Besing "Keepin it Simple"

  • 3rd Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    Tough Enough to Wear Pink?
    Garrett Biggs - Coors Light Beer Tent following Rodeo

Monday, Sept. 4th

  • 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

1ST, 2nd, and 3rd SEPT.

Bouncy Houses & More

Friday Through Sunday

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride

3:00PM Saturday, September 2, 2023
Sponsored by Norris Electric Cooperative
Babe Ruth Baseball Field by Arena
$5 Per Person, per tether ride
*Weather Permitting

Food Truck Court

Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 - 3PM
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023 - 3PM
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023 - 3PM


Thursday, Aug 31st, 2023 - 6PM - 10PM
Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 - 10AM - 10PM
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023 - 2PM - 10PM
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023 - 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.

rodeo, barrel racing, woman


Kayla Walker, 21, of Quincy is a former graduate of Quincy Senior High School. She participated in 4-H as the high-point champion, FFA, is a 4-time youth adult bowling league champion and has received numerous gold, platinum and silver dance routine awards. Kayla then went on to attend John Wood Community College where she received her associated of arts degree and was on the cheer team. She then continued on to study at Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) where she received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business with a minor in animal science.

cowboy, rodeo, horse

Miss TEEN RODEO Illinois 2023

Danielle Chase, 15 of Ramsey  is a student at Ramsey High School where she participates in volleyball, softball, student council, scholar bowl and FCCLA. She has received Rams volleyball leadership and teammate awards where earning top grades in science, math and English. She is also in FFA where she is active in many events and has already won a multitude of awards. She is also an active member in 4-H where she enjoys showing rabbits, swine, and beef, as well as animal science and photography.


Friday Sept. 1st

David Allen Stone

lead singer, stage, performance
Saturday Sept. 3rd


SUNDAY Sept. 4th

Garrett Biggs


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