Rural King Hours


Rural King is an American farm supply company headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois. It currently boasts of 116 stores that cut across Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina, Alabama, and Virginia.

In addition to offering farm products, it also runs an online store and an online gun store. Products range from essential goods, seeds, feeds, and other farm and home items. The company is an industry leader that prides itself on offering every-day low prices alongside extensive knowledge in its products.

What time does Rural King open?

Monday 07:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Tuesday  07:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Wednesday  07:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Thursday  07:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Friday  07:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Saturday  07:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Sunday  07:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Is Rural King open today? Is Rural King open tomorrow?

Is Rural King open on Sunday? Yes, it is open

Rural King closing time

What time does Rural King close? Usually, it closes at 09:00 PM


Rural King Supply was started by Keith Beaird and Kermit Speer in 1960. It had two employees then who helped the founders run operations. Everything was run in a 7,200 square-feet building that was later expanded in 1963.

A warehouse was then added in 1966 and an additional store in 1970. These would be later donated to the Catholic Charities and replaced with a 210,000 square-feet building that included a warehouse, corporate office, and store.

By 2010, the company had already added 94,000 square feet, 96,000 square feet, and a 104,000 square-feet building. These were to act as warehouses in which products would be stored. Rural King has over the years bought and put up several properties to assist in its expansion and operations.

Gary Melvin was among the first people to purchase an interest in Rural King in 1979. He was Kermit Speer’s nephew. His early career days involved learning about the products and serving customers at the stores.

Bruce Speer, another of Kermit Speer’s nephews, also purchased an interest in the company in 1982. He started as a manager at a store based in Litchfield. He later moved to Mattoon in 1990 to help out with expansion and purchases at Rural King stores.

Rural King marked its first $1 Billion in total sales in December 2015. The company went ahead to purchase the Cross County Mall in Mattoon in 2017. The original store was moved to the space that Sears occupied prior to the purchase. The company’s current facility is located at 4216 Dewitt Avenue. Plans are underway to expand the headquarters to the current Rural King store.

Rural King Holiday Hours – Open

Date Holiday
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14 Valentine’s Day
February 18 President’s Day
March 5 Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
April 19 Good Friday
April 22 Easter Monday
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 27 Memorial Day
July 04 Independence Day
September 02 Labor Day
June 16 Father’s Day
May 12 Mother’s Day
October 14 Columbus Day
October 31 Halloween
November 11 Veterans Day
November 28 Thanksgiving Day
November 29 Black Friday
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 26 Day after Christmas
December 31 New Year’s Eve
January 01 New Year’s Day

Rural King Holiday Hours – Closed

Date Holiday
April 21 Easter Sunday
December 25 Christmas Day

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Rural King sells a wide range of products. These include agricultural chemicals, welding and pump supplies, power tools, lawn and garden supplies, firearms and ammunition, live rabbits and chicks, work boots and clothing, equine and pet supplies, livestock feed, hunting supplies and equipment, trailer/tractor parts and accessories, irrigation/sprinkler parts, fencing supplies, riding mowers, toys, and many more home and farm supplies. Rural King is also known to serve free popcorn and coffee to customers within its stores.

Key Facts

Rural King currently boasts of over 100 stores across seven states in America. It employs more than 2,600 employees that work full and part-time. Its philosophy of providing great customer service and hard work has helped it continue to grow over time.


Rural King makes sure that most of your home and farm needs are sorted out. If you need home improvement items, sporting goods, toys, outdoor supplies for a picnic or barbecue in your backyard, or items for your car; Rural King has it.