Frequently Asked Questions

When do tickets go on sale?
Follow the Ellensburg Rodeo social media account on Facebook and Instagram for the announcement of 2022 tickets on-sale.
Can you scan my ticket on my phone?

We can scan your mobile phone, print at home tickets or hard tickets.

Can I return or exchange my tickets?

No refunds or exchanges after August 25th. Until August 25th refunds and exchanges are $5 per ticket.  Refunds or exchanges that leave a single seat are not permitted.

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Yes, if tickets are still available you may purchase when you arrive.  Prices of all tickets purchased same day are increase by $2.00 each.  Please be aware that we have performances that sell out.

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?

All tickets are sold individually by performance.

Do you offer discount tickets?

No discounts are offered at this time.

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-EE.

What types of seats are there?

Sections 1-8 are metal bleachers with a metal back. All other sections are wood bleacher-style with no back. You are welcome to bring a cushion seat or blanket. We only ask you are courteous to others around you and do not infringe on their space. For further questions on seating please call the ticket office at 800-637-2444.

What time do the gates open for admission?

Gates open an hour and a half before each performance. Tickets include same day admission to the Kittitas County Fair, so come early and enjoy both the Rodeo and Fair!

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 change.

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. You will need to present a stamped ticket for the correct performance and stamped hand to be allowed re-entry. There is no re-entry on Saturday after 6:00 pm with a Rodeo ticket.

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’s barrel racing and bull riding.  There will be a great deal of variety!  During the Xtreme Bulls you will see only bull riding.

Can I compete in the Ellensburg Rodeo?

All Ellensburg Rodeo competitors are professional athletes. All contestant registration is handled by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). You can learn more about the PRCA and WPRA by clicking the links.

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.  If you are using something other than a personal fixed lens camera or are disruptive to others you will be asked to take your camera back to your vehicle.

Only PRCA member photographers are granted a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display and distribute images taken during PRCA-sanctioned events. No other photographer is allowed to shoot a PRCA-sanctioned event without written approval from the PRCA or the rodeo committee.

Can I take photos at the Ellensburg Rodeo?

The Ellensburg Rodeo and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) does not allow for the video recording, transmission, distribution or selling of any description, account, picture, video, audio or other form or reproduction of the event without permission.

Cameras with removable lenses, recording devices or digital video are prohibited. Any violation of this policy during a PRCA performance or slack event will result in your immediate removal from the premises.

Is the Rodeo ever cancelled for rain or heat?

No, the Ellensburg Rodeo operates rain, heat or shine!

Can I get a refund if it starts raining after I purchase a ticket?

Sorry, there are no same day refunds or exchanges.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Guests are not permitted to bring in any outside food or drink. Food and beverages are available on the rodeo grounds and fairgrounds. Small, soft-sided coolers no larger than 12” by 12” are allowed for need-based cases. These cases include, but are not limited to, infant formula, medicine and other immediate needs.

Is alcohol allowed on the grounds?

Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on the grounds. There are three locations where cold beverages can be purchased and enjoyed: the Trading Post Saloon in the Western Village, Behind the Chutes bar located behind sections HH and II and in Section 9. Section 9 is the only section where you can enjoy a cold beverage while watching the rodeo. For the rodeo performances you can use a rodeo ticket for any section to enter Section 9.

Are there ATM’s on site?

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.

Can I bring a stroller onto the grounds?

Yes, strollers are allowed on the grounds, however, they cannot be taken into the grandstands. Stroller can be parked at the ramp entrances. Please note there is no security to watch strollers.

Are pets allowed on the grounds?

Sorry, pets are not allowed on the grounds. Only service animals.

What is there to do before the rodeo?

All rodeo tickets include same day Kittitas County Fair admission so you are able to visit the Fair all day. The Yakama Nation Indian Village is also located just outside the Western Village entrance to the grounds. Free admission!

What does Ellensburg have to offer outside of the rodeo?

Ellensburg has a great downtown experience  and many other excursions and things to see