When do tickets go on sale?
- Ticket for the following year go on sale the first day of the rodeo we are currently enjoying.
Are seats assigned?
- Yes, all seating is reserved and assigned.
What seating is covered?
- Sections 1 – 8 are covered as well as rows H – O of sections AA – FF.
Can I return or exchange my tickets?
- All returned or exchanged tickets will be subject to a $5 per ticket fee. No same day returns.
At what age will a ticket be required for my child?
- All children 2 years of age and older will be required to have a ticket. Any child younger than 2 does not need a ticket as long as they are seated in their parent’s lap and not occupying a seat.
Do you have ticket packages?
- We do not have any ticket packages. Tickets are sold individually by performance.
Do you have discounts?
- Yes. For our Friday and Monday performances only we have both a Family Discount and Senior Discount. The Family Discount allows two adults and two children (12 years or younger) to attend the rodeo for $61. Tickets must be purchased in multiples of four. Seniors (62 years and older) can receive $2 off the regular price of a ticket. In addition, on Friday’s Patriot Night military personnel can receive $4 off the regular price of a ticket. Military ID may be requested. There are a few seating areas that are excluded from these discounts.
How long does each performance last?
- Each rodeo performance lasts between three and three and a half hours. The Xtreme Bulls will last between two and two and a half hours. Please remember though, this is subject to changes based off of variables such as the number of re-rides.
What time do the gates open for admission?
- Gates open an hour and a half before each performance. Tickets include same day Kittitas County Fair admission so you are able to visit the Fair all day.
Can I exit the grounds and re-enter?
- Yes, just be sure to take your ticket with you and get your hand stamped by security when you leave. There is no re-entry on Saturday after 6:00 pm with a Rodeo ticket.
Is there an ATM at the Ellensburg Rodeo?
- Yes, there are four ATM’s available for use. One in the Western Village, one outside section KK, one outside the Behind the Chutes and one inside the Behind the Chutes.
Is alcohol allowed in the rodeo Grandstands?
- Alcohol is only permitted in Section 9, and you must be 21 or older to reserve seats in this section. We also have the Behind the Chutes bar located behind section HH and II and the Trading Post Saloon in the Western Village where you can purchase and enjoy cold alcoholic beverages.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
- Guests are not permitted to bring in any outside food and drink. Food and beverages are available on the rodeo grounds and the fair grounds. Small, soft-sided coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” are allowed for need-based cases. These include, but are not limited to infant formula, medicine and other immediate needs.
What events will I see at the Rodeo?
- Each of the seven PRCA sanctioned rodeo events will be seen: bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, women barrel racing and two sections of bull riding (one at the beginning and one at the end).
Can I compete in the Ellensburg Rodeo?
- All Ellensburg Rodeo competitors are professional athletes. All contestant registrations is handled by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). You can learn more about the PRCA here and WPRA here.
Will you cancel the Rodeo if it rains?
- No, the Ellensburg Rodeo operates rain or shine.
Can I bring a stroller onto the grounds?
- Yes, strollers are allowed on the Grounds; however they cannot be taken into the grandstands.
Are pets allowed on the grounds?
- Sorry, pets are not allowed on the grounds. Only service pets with proper paperwork will be allowed.
Can I bring my camera to the Rodeo or other Ellensburg Rodeo events?
- Personal fixed lens cameras are allowed as long as the activity does not interfere with those in the arena, the ability of other spectators to view the rodeo and the photographer does not occupy seats that he or she has not purchased. Cameras with removable lenses, recording devices or digital video are prohibited. Commercial photography is not prohibited unless it has received prior approval and the proper clearances have been made. Any secondary non-editorial or commercial use of any picture, film or drawing of a competitor is prohibited without prior consent of the PRCA and the contestant. The PRCA retains all rights to the filming, taping, recording in any media now or hereafter known, still footage/ photography, radio or television broadcasting or reproduction in any manner or form thereof of any PRCA-sanctioned event. Full details can be found at: http://www.prorodeo.com/PR_Archive.aspx?xu=4