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 a stop on the 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. Wednesday’s opening performance starts at 12pm with the WestStar Best of the Best Roping in partnership with the Ellensburg Rodeo, followed by the 7pm Ellensburg Rodeo Hoedown in the Downtown, corner of 4th and Pearl, FREE for all ages!