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Ellensburg Rodeo and Kittitas County Fair

Calendar/Event Details

Fair: Thursday, August 29th – Monday, September 2nd. Please note the hours listed for this event are for The Fair–please see below for specific Rodeo schedules.

Rodeo: Friday, August 30th through Monday, September 2nd.

The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the “old rodeos” and has earned its place as one of America’s Top 10 professional rodeos.

Started in 1923, 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!

Each performance lasts approximately three hours. 2019 Schedule below:

Wednesday, August 28

9:00 a.m. | Slack (WPRA breakaway and 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 (first go of timed events)
10:00 a.m. | Kittitas County Fair opens
12:00 p.m. | Carnival and Midway Rides open
5:45 p.m. | Hall of Fame Banquet (social at 5:00 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

9:00 a.m. | Slack (second go of timed events)
10:00 a.m. | Kittitas County Fair opens
12:00 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.
11:00 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)
11:00 p.m. | Kittitas County Fair closes

Sunday, September 1

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

8:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Cattle Baron’s Champagne Brunch hosted by the Ellensburg Downtown Rotary
Limited number of tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4274600
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

Event Details

  • When

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  • Price

    Prices vary depending on event, check website for details
  • Recommended Ages

    All ages
  • Venue

    901 E 7th Ave Ste 1

    901 E 7th Ave Ste 1
    Ellensburg, WA 98926-3350
    United States