Fri, Sep 16


Big Rock

Big Rock Plowing Match

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Big Rock Plowing Match

Time & Location

Sep 16, 5:00 PM – Sep 18, 4:00 PM

Big Rock, 48W508 Hinckley Rd, Big Rock, IL 60511, USA

About the event

Plowman’s Park in Big Rock is the place to be Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th.

The Big Rock Plowing Match and Festival is a unique event that showcases our agricultural heritage in a two-day plowing competition as well as offering a variety of contests, displays and vendors.

• Friday night is “Kid’s Night” with amusement rides and an Olde Time Baseball game.

• Saturday features an assortment of activities such as an English & Western Horse Show, amusement rides, children’s races, petting zoo, pedal tractor pull, round bale roll-off, vendors and Prairie State Railroad Club train rides.

• Sunday again features vendors, the petting zoo and Prairie State Railroad Club train rides along with bingo, a bags tournament, watermelon eating contest and crowning of the Prince and Princess.

There is plenty of opportunity to sit back with food from the concession stand, dinners from 5B’s Catering (BBQ Pork Chop & Chicken / Roast Beef), auctioning of winning baked goods from the Ladies and Junior Fairs as well as the beer garden. Enjoy entertainment from Premier Entertainment DJ Darrin Lee on Friday night and the acoustic band Kylie & Wild Bill on Saturday.

Visit [] for the full schedule, premium lists for the Horse Show, Junior Fair and Ladies Fair as well as information on the bags tournament, prince & princess contest, round bale roll-off, children’s races, petal tractor pull and watermelon eating contest.

The Plowing Match is our community homecoming and fall festival. Be part of keeping the tradition alive – see you at Plowman’s Park September 16-18, 2022.

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