You May Have Come to Big Hat Rodeo as a SPECTATOR

We Want YOU to Leave a FAN!

In our 97th year producing pro rodeos across the Midwest we are extremely proud that Big Hat Rodeo Co is still entirely owned and operated by the Calzavara family!

Big Hat Rodeo Co. is the Midwest’s Premier Pro Rodeo Company providing family entertainment in the Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky & Missouri areas! Our Pro Midwestern Rodeos feature Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling & more for the entire family! Big Hat Rode Co. has a staff of talented rodeo professionals works with one common goal…“Make every performance the wildest, most exciting and fun it can be”.

Each season Big Hat Rodeo creates a contestant awards series. The “Mafia Witch” Tour is based on input from contestants, sponsors and rodeo committees. Contestants competing in participating rodeos earn bonus points for each rodeo they compete in and additional points every time they place in any event. Participating rodeos and contestants alike have reaped benefits from the incentive program. Contestant numbers have risen at the rodeos and in 2017 the contestants will receive nearly $25,000.00 in cash prizes.

We offer advertising support and can furnish you with a complete promotional package featuring everything you’ll need. You’ll get a checklist of “things to do” prior to your rodeo with a suggested timetable, a list of fun promotional activities you can choose from and a terrific rodeo action DVD. Most importantly, we have a staff of rodeo professionals who are available to answer questions, offer suggestions and just listen to help minimize costs and maximize revenues.

Please call Lenora at 815-648-1957 or 815-823-3245 (mobile) or email us at

Midwest’s Premier Pro Rodeo Company

BIG HAT RODEO features a rare combination of traditional events paired with spectacular bucking livestock, the hottest specialty acts, synchronized music, hilarious, family-friendly clowns, non-stop excitement and tons of surprises…all guaranteed to provide the highest quality family entertainment. Current and former World Champions and members of the prestigious Top 15 in the nation as well as today’s hottest contenders choose Big Hat rodeos to enter, year after year.

We are the Midwest’s Premier Pro Rodeo Company providing family fun entertainment in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky & Missouri area!

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When you are looking for a lot more than just another rodeo, make your rodeo a Big Hat Phenomenon. If you have any questions please contact us today!

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