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Labor Day Weekend, August 30th - September 2nd, 2019


Ellensburg Rodeo Arena at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds
(800) 637-2444

Come out and join us for one of the top 10 rodeos in America, voted by YOU!!

The 2019 Ellensburg Rodeo will be one of the best years yet.

Friday August 30th Rodeo @ 6:45pm: Patriot Night followed by Bullfighters Only.

Saturday August 31st Rodeo @ 12:45pm
PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale @ 8:00pm

Sunday September 1st Rodeo @ 11:45am: TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK Day

>Monday September 2nd Rodeo Finale @11:45am

Read more on their Facebook page.

Founded in 1923, the Ellensburg Rodeo, aired on ESPN, brings in more than 25,000 fans over a four-day period. Rodeo professionals from across the country make sure they don't miss our rodeo, with its purse in excess of $250,000.

Insider info: A recent addition to the rodeo, Xtreme Bulls, has become a sell-out event loved by even the most unfamiliar of rodeo fans. Filled with tough bull riders, surly bulls and pyrotechnics, Xtreme Bulls attracts some top-of-the line competitors. It's an event you should not miss, and most locals say you haven't really seen Ellensburg until you've been to the rodeo

A few tidbits on the rodeo:
  • Make hotel reservations in advance for this weekend. All lodging in the county fills up quickly for the Labor Day weekend.
  • Tickets to several of the shows also sell out, so make sure to purchase them early.
  • Parking in the area can be tricky, so make sure to check signage. Many residential areas around the arena are permit only.
  • Be sure to check out the newly-added Western Village, where you'll find lots of treats, beer, memorabilia and more.

Wednesday, August 29th

12:30 p.m. | Slack (barrel racing)
7:00 p.m.
| Ellensburg Rodeo Hoedown in the Downtown - corner of 4th and Pearl, FREE for all ages

Thursday, August 30th

7:00 a.m. | Slack (WPRA breakaway and first go of timed events)
10:00 a.m.
| Kittitas County Fair opens
12:00 p.m. | Carnival and Midway Rides open
6:30 p.m. | Hall of Fame Banquet (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Limited number of tickets available online at for $40 - Dinner and Induction Ceremony at CWU Student Union Ballroom
8:00 p.m. | Rockin' the Arena
10:00 p.m. | Kittitas County Fair closes

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Friday, August 31st

7:00 a.m. | Slack (second go of timed events)
10:00 a.m.
| Kittitas County Fair opens
10:00 a.m. | Carnival and Midway Rides open
6:45 p.m. | Ellensburg Rodeo - Patriot Night (approximately 3 hours in length)
                        Bullfighters Only performance after the Rodeo, included in Friday ticket.
10:00 p.m. | Kittitas County Fair closes

Saturday, September 1st 

8:00 a.m. | Pancake Breakfast (University Way & Ruby - Grocery Outlet parking lot)
Cost is approximately $6.00 per person
9:00 a.m. | Cowboy Church - Located in Section KK (NE Arena) - Open to public
10:00 a.m. | Kittitas County Fair opens
11:45 a.m. | Ellensburg Rodeo - Tough Enough to Wear Pink (approximately 3 hours in length)
12:00 p.m. | Carnival and Midway Rides Open
6:30 p.m. | Sunday Night Show
10:00 p.m. | Kittitas County Fair closes

Sunday, September 2nd

10:00 a.m. | Kittitas County Fair opens
11:45 a.m. | Ellensburg Rodeo Finals (approximately 3 hours in length)
12:00 p.m. | Carnival and Midway Rides open
6:00 p.m. | Kittitas County Fair closes

Don't Forget -- Visit the Yakama Nation Indian Village and the Western Village! Open Every Day.

Rodeo Tickets provide admission to the Fair on the same day -- Come early and enjoy both the Rodeo and the Fair!

Also see: 

Ellensburg Rodeo Posse


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