6 Things to Get You PUMPED for the Grand Ellensburg Rodeo
If you're going to the Ellensburg Rodeo this weekend, you might want to keep this handy checklist near you before and during your visit. The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the top 10 best rodeos in the country. Participants in the Ellensburg Rodeo this year can win up to $12,000 in cash and prizes. This is the first big venture back to large-scale Ellensburg events for many of us since the COVID pandemic, so expect slightly bigger crowds than usual. We want to get you PUMPED up with excitement for the Ellensburg Rodeo!
In case you didn't know, the Ellensburg Rodeo is opened each night by a special tribute from tribal dancers from Yakama Nation. (Get more info about the Yakama Nation Indian Village here.) Happening during the same time as the Ellensburg Rodeo is the Kittitas County Fair. Lodging might be hard to come by; hurry up and book your overnight stays and plan on where to eat and all that. We have included this information in the six tips below for you to ready for the grand Ellensburg Rodeo!
"it’s More than just your average rodeo." - EllensburgRodeo.com
I will be broadcasting there at the Ellensburg Rodeo on Friday, September 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coca Cola Booth, so stop by and say hi. I'll get you an ice cold Coca Cola beverage that we'll be handing out in the booth, too!
WHEN IS THE ELLENSBURG RODEO?
The Ellensburg Rodeo is every Labor Day Weekend and has been for the past umpteen years.
WEDNESDAY: Hoedown in the Downtown on Pearl St. and 4th Ave in downtown Ellensburg, FREE to the public. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Spiced Rye Band and the Dusty 45s will be performing.
THURSDAY: Kittitas County Fair Carnival Rides begin at 12 p.m.
FRIDAY: The Ellensburg Rodeo slack times begin at 7 a.m. and the rodeo portion starts at 6:45 p.m.
SATURDAY: Pancake Breakfast is at 7 a.m. for $6 bucks. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Rodeo starts at 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 pm. PRCA Xtreme Bulls Presented by Wrangler is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
SUNDAY: Cowboy Church at 9 a.m. Ellensburg Rodeo begins at 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sunday Night Show begins at 6:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Enjoy more of the Kittitas County Fair.
HOW MUCH ARE ELLENSBURG RODEO TICKETS?
- Ellensburg Rodeo Tickets: Online ticket prices range from $29 up to $54
- Rockin' The Chutes Tickets: $29.13 online
WHAT ARE SOME GOOD ELLENSBURG HOTELS AND AIRBNBS?
WHAT ELLENSBURG CAMPGROUNDS ARE GOOD TO STAY AT?
Check here for a list of Ellensburg area campgrounds.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER IN ELLENSBURG GOING TO BE LIKE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND?
Ellensburg, WA, weather forecast expects temps will be in the 90s for the rest of the week through Labor Day Monday.
WHAT ARE SOME GREAT ELLENSBURG RESTAURANTS TO RECOMMEND?
One of my personal favorite places to eat in Ellensburg is The Red Pickle and the Ellensburg Pasta Co. I have a review of The Red Pickle here.