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Ellensburg Rodeo

The Ellensburg Rodeo opens every Labor Day weekend along with the Kittitas County Fair in Ellensburg, WA. Started in 1923, the Ellensburg Rodeo has grown from a local competition among ranch hands to the Professional event of today with over 500 contestants and prize money in excess of $250,000. [1] Within the Pacific Northwest the Ellensburg Rodeo is second in size only to the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, and is considered to be one of America’s top 25 rodeos. [2]

See also

  • List of Rodeos


  1. "Ellensburg Rodeo". http://www.ellensburgrodeo.com/. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  2. "HistoryLink.org". http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=5094/. Retrieved 2007-09-14.  Ellensburg holds its first rodeo on September 13, 1923

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