The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the "old rodeos" and has earned its place as one of America's Top 10 professional rodeos. The Ellensburg Rodeo also hosts the World Finale of PRCA's Xtreme Bulls Tour.
Started in 1923 with the same volunteer spirit that still "fuels the
fire" of today's volunteers, the rodeo has grown from a local
competition among ranch hands to the Professional event of today with
over 600 contestants and prize money in excess of $400,000!
Today's best riders, ropers, and wrestlers compete in what many consider to be the best rodeo arena in
the nation. The Friday night opening performance starts in the evening
and ends under the stars. The Saturday and Sunday afternoon "perfs" feel
electrically charged by the brilliant blue sky. It all leads up to the Labor Day Monday Championship Finals... the best of the best dueling in the dirt!
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