Women's Barrel Racing  -  Entries & Schedule




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Starting August 5th
Mon-Sat ... 9 - 5

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2019 Festival Events



This year the Pioneer City Arena will feature PRCA RODEO and WPRA barrel racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

All three nights will also include “Mutton Bustin” and a calf scramble for the youngsters. We hope everyone gets a chance to come and celebrate with us during this great family weekend.

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Calf Scramble
This event makes for some fast-paced action for kids of all ages!

Bring your young’uns to any performance of the PRCA RODEO and give them
the opportunity to chase down a bovine and pull the ribbon off the tail! Winners in several age groups will win a prize.

No need to pre-register. Join the fun and excitement in the Arena when they holler for you.

Join us for the "Show After The Show"
in the Coors Light Beer Tent!

Saturday night and Sunday night!
Friday Night ... Smoke Rings
Saturday Night ... Ryan Daniel
Sunday Night ... X-KRUSH


Beer will only be allowed in a restricted area
and of course, you must be over 21.

Talk about dedication, each year on Saturday morning nearly 50 volunteers arrive on the corner of Main and Harrison Streets at the unheard hour of 3:00 a.m. to begin final preparations for the annual Chuckwagon Breakfast. Nearly 2000 hungry people are served a hearty, fresh-cooked breakfast beginning at 7:00 a.m. each year.

You might ask “what do you feed 2000 people?” Well, how about, more than 800 pounds of whole hog sausage, over 400 pounds of pancake batter, at least 1200 cartons of milk, and a minimum of 200 gallons of coffee. You won’t walk away hungry from this meal.

To entertain our breakfast crowd, C & W music begins at 7:00 a.m.

Cost of this unique breakfast experience, a free will donation.

2-Day Main Street Market Madness Sales
SATURDAY & SUNDAY. Eat pancakes and sausage at the Chuck Wagon breakfast, listen to the band, enjoy the Rodeo Buckle auction, enjoy the Pedal Tractor Pull, browse through the arts, crafts, flea market booths set up on Main Street. Buy home baked goods from our churches and charity organizations, choose a book from the Library booth, visit the local specialty shops and businesses, lunch at our local restaurants.

Corn Hole Tournament; Model Railroad Show, Bean Dinner, Miss Pioneer City Pageant, Basket Binga and more ... see schedule for times.

Something for everyone. All in all, enjoy the day!

This has been one of the younger fans most favored event’s since it began several years ago. Children of all ages love clowns and this is their chance to visit with our clowns. On
Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. you and your child can eat lunch, talk and have their picture taken with our bull fighting clowns. We serve hot dogs and soft drinks at Main Street Park next to Peg & Red's. “Lunch With the Clowns” is open to all ages, so be sure this is one lunch date you don’t miss.


The Miss Rodeo Illinois Association works to promote a positive image of professional and the western way of life keeping education, leadership, and personal growth in the forefront and doing so with the highest level of integrity.

To learn more about the pageant visit www.missrodeoillinois.com.


Begins at 10:00 Sharp - MONDAY MORNING

This year’s parade theme is “Family Game Night”

Marching bands, beautiful floats, color guards, horses, antique cars and more make this an interesting and colorful event year after year.

Thousands of people line the 2 1/2 mile parade route each year with many of them reserving their favorite spot the night before. Shrine clowns and pre-parade entertainment begins at 9:00 a.m., so plan to arrive early so you won’t miss anything.

If you have any questions or if you would like to enter this year’s parade, please contact:

P.O. Box 155 • Palestine, Illinois 62451
(618) 586-2222