Ellensburg Rodeo


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Ellensburg Rodeo

September, Labor Day weekend
The Ellensburg Rodeo is the richest rodeo in the state of Washington and also one of the top 25 rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Prize money in recent years has been more than $200,000, and an estimated 20,000 people visit Ellensburg on this weekend. Events include a parade and displays of hand crafts, especially weaving and bead work, by the people of the Yakima Indian nation. Yakimas, many in feathered headdress, open each performance of the rodeo with a solemn horseback ride down a steep hill that overlooks the arena.
CONTACTS:
Ellensburg Rodeo
609 N. Main St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
800-637-2444 or 509-962-7831; fax: 509-962-7830
www.ellensburgrodeo.com
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Known as one of the "old rodeos", the Ellensburg Rodeo is the final Gold Rodeo stop on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour.
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