Pioneer City Rodeo

Palestine Illinois

September 2nd - 5th 2022

2022 Rodeo Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change*


  • 1st Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    Wrangler Kid's Night - 1st 200 kids receive Wrangler Hat Stickers Smoke Rings - Coors Light Beer Tent following rodeo

Saturday, Sept. 3

  • Chuckwagon Breakfast - Main St 7:00AM

    Pancakes, whole hot sausage, free will donation

  • Entertainment Begins 7:00AM
  • Main Street Market Madness 7:00AM
  • Antique Gas Engine Exhibit & Swap Meet All day

    116 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 Tracktor 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

  • Corn Hole Tournament - Main St. 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Registration 11:00AM (Champion Sunday 1PM, if necessary)

  • 2nd Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

    X-Krush - Coors Light Beer Tent Following Rodeo

Sunday, Sept. 4

  • Annual Church Service - Band Shell 10:15AM
  • Craw Co. Model Railroaders 8:00AM - 4:00PM

    Palestine High School

  • Miss Labor Day Pageant on Main St. 2:00PM
  • 3rd Performance PRCA Rodeo 7:00PM

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

Monday, Sept. 5

  • 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

2nd, 3rd and 4th SEPT.

Bouncy Houses & More

Friday Through Sunday

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride

3:00PM Saturday, September 3, 2022
Sponsored by Norris Electric Cooperative
Babe Rute Baseball Field by Arena
$5 Per Person, per tether ride
*Weather Permitting

Food Truck Court

Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 - 4PM
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 - 4PM
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 - 4PM


Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 - 6PM - 10PM
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 - 4PM - 10PM
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 - 4PM - 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


Mike Mathis, Lufkin Texas, has been coming to Palestine as our announcer since the year 2000. Mike has been associated with rodeo since 1983 and the PBR for several
years as well.
His insight into the sport of rodeo gives him the ability to involve the crowd and provide a unique style to the most seasoned fan or the first time attendee.

rodeo, barrel racing, woman


Charlee Stewart of Robinson is the 20-year-old daughter of Eric and Christy Stewart. Charlee is currently studying physiology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). She is an SIUC Excellence Scholar and is a part of the SIUC Honors College, Equestrian Team, and Stock Team. She enjoys attending local saddle club shows where she completes in horsemanship classes at SUIC. Learn more about the pageant at


Friday Sept. 2nd


lead singer, stage, performance
Saturday Sept. 3rd


SUNDAY Sept. 4th

Garrett Biggs


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