205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
The Rodeo Arena (the showcase for the world famous Ellensburg Rodeo) also accommodates a variety of high school and college rodeos, equine breed shows, roping and penning competitions and points barrel races. Full facilities are available with the rental of the arena and include: seating for over 9000 patrons; judge's and announcer's booths; concessionaire hookups; bull, calf, and horse pens; calf and bull chutes and appropriate holding areas. Additional amenities include: ticket offices, restroom and shower facilities, RV hookups, contestant parking and camping areas, barns and stock pens, and Behind the Chutes, an indoor/outdoor dance and beer hall.
Physical description: Gross interior area without track: 328' x 179' (58,712 square feet); split arena: 164' x 179'.
Rental package includes house PA system, north and NW Grandstands only, arena work-up, interior perimeter fencing, two (2) tables, Bucking and Roping chutes; four (4) chairs if needed.
Additional fixtures (additional tables, pens, stalls) are available at an additional fee. Rodeo Arena area open at 7 AM and closes 10 PM, May through October. Earlier times are available upon request.
Whether a small or large event, there is plenty of parking adjacent to the arena and North RV Lot. (See RV Rental Fees)
*Displayed prices do not include applicable sales tax of 8.2% on amenities. RV and dry camping is subject to an additional
2% lodging tax.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.