The Ellensburg Rodeo

August 30, 2019 12:30 pm

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!

Wednesday, August 28

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 29

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
5:00 p.m. | Hall of Fame Banquet (social at 4:30 pm)
Limited number of tickets available online at www.erhof.com for $40 – Dinner and Induction Ceremony at CWU Student Union Ballroom
8:00 p.m. | Rockin’ the Arena featuring Russell Dickerson and Whey Jennings
After Party with Whey Jennings Behind the Chutes immediately following the concert.
 10:00 p.m. | Kittitas County Fair closes

Friday, August 30

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, August 31

7:00 a.m. | Pancake Breakfast (University Way & Ruby – Grocery Outlet parking lot)
Cost is approximately $6.00 per person
9:30 a.m. | Western Parade (downtown)
10:00 a.m. | Kittitas County Fair opens
12:00 p.m. | Carnival and Midway Rides open
12:45 p.m. | Ellensburg Rodeo (approximately 3 hours in length)
8:00 p.m. | PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale (approximately 2 hours in length)
10:00 p.m. | Kittitas County Fair closes

Sunday, September 1

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

Monday, September 2

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

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