It’s Bulls and Broncs, That’s Darn Old Rodeo! This Friday Will Be The Kickoff Of The Ellensburg Rodeo!
Well the smell of the harvest and late summer days means Labor Day (The Holiday that marks the end of summer holidays) brings the excitement of one of the "old fashion rodeos" that has earned its place as one of the Top 10 professional rodeos in America! Yes! We are talking about The Ellensburg Rodeo is the final stop of the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour and hosts the World Finale of PRCA's Extreme 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 Championship Finals… where the best of the best will be dueling it out in the dirt.