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Become the next Miss Rodeo Illinois

Miss Rodeo Illinois Pageant Association works to select a Miss and a Teen Ambassador of Good Will with horsemanship skills who will promote a positive image of Professional Rodeo (PRCA) and the western way of life, keeping education, leadership and personal growth in the forefront and doing so with the highest level of integrity. 

The pageant is held during the Pioneer City Rodeo in Palestine, Illinois. The first Pioneer City Rodeo was held fifty-three years ago on a baseball field in Leaverton Park. The old wooden seats purchased then held only about 3,000 spectators and the ball field lights provided illumination for the night performances.

Today, The Pioneer City Rodeo is one of the premier PRCA Rodeos in Illinois. Welcoming 4,500 rodeo fans every year on Labor Day Weekend. 


Miss Rodeo Illinois

Cowgirls ages 20-26  who are single, never been married nor have dependents are eligible to compete for Miss Rodeo Illinois.

Miss Rodeo Illinois 2024 Contestant certifies she is 20 years of age and she will not be 26 years of age or older the year she competes for Miss Rodeo Illinois 2024. Equally, she will have reached the age of 21 year of age by November 1 of the year 2024 and will not have attained age 27 as of December 31 of 2024.


Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois

Young ladies ages 13-19 with horsemanship skills are eligible to compete for the Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois.

Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois 2024 Contestant certifies she is over 13 years of age and she is not 19 years of age or older, and will not have attained age 19 as of December 31 of 2023

Entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2023 and accompanied by: 

  • $200 entry fee (checks payable to Miss Rodeo Illinois Association) 

  • Copy of birth certificate or registration of birth 

  • Copy of health and/or medical insurance 

  • Proof of residency 

  • One (1) 8 x 10 vertical color head-and-shoulders photograph

    • If currently holding a title, please omit queen attire

    • Headshot should be in western attire, including a cowboy hat

  • Entry form including 

    • Photograph Copyright Release 

    • Equine Activity Waiver 

    • Release of Liability 

    • Contestant Eligibility 

It is suggested to send your entry with a tracking option. 

Upon acceptance of applications, each Contestant will receive an email with more in-depth details on the Pageant. For more information and questions, please contact the Miss Rodeo Illinois National Director, Katie Pfanz at

or 309-635-8427.

Become a Miss Rodeo Illinois and Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois Sponsor

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