Kittitas County Fair: County-Wide Fun for All | Cle Elum, WA

September 1st - 5th, 2016
Kittitas County Fairgrounds
901 East 7th Avenue, Ellensburg Washington 98926

Don your cowboy hat and pull on the leather boots - it's fair and rodeo time in Kittitas County!

It's fair and rodeo time in Kittitas County, which means a large number of visitors to the area! While Ellensburg becomes inundated with rodeo enthusiasts and fairgoers, hotel rooms get snatched up quickly. By staying in Cle Elum, you and your family can rest in comfort and enjoy a short drive into Ellensburg for the festivities!

Fair-time Festivities

From September 1st through the 5th, enjoy all that the Kittitas County Fair has to offer. Large livestock and animal barns will be open during fair hours for perusing, and showrooms will be full of local crafts, baked goods, art and more. Pick out penny candy and pan for gold in the Frontier Village, and then take a seat in front of the pavilion for live music and unique shows.

While the kids are gorging on elephant ears and making loops on the Ferris wheel, parents can enjoy an ice-cold beer or glass of wine in the beer garden. Live music will keep the adults entertained until it's time for the family to join for the nightly rodeo.

We're on the National Rodeo Circuit

The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the top ten rodeos in America, and hosts the PRCA's Xtreme Bulls World Finale on Saturday night. Grab your seat in the packed stands and witness bull riding, barrel racing, wild cow milking, multiple entertainment acts and more. Live music can be found in the "Behind the Chutes" beer garden, where locals and visitors mingle to dance the night away.

Ticket Information and Event Schedules

For ticket information, event schedules and additional details, visit both the Kittitas County Fair and Ellensburg Rodeo websites. Lodging details can be found here under our "Stay" tab, and our Cle Elum Visitors Center will be happy to assist you with your rodeo weekend plans.

This weekend is a night that friends and family members will talk about for years to come. Stay with us in Cle Elum and then spend your weekend at the Kittitas County Fair and Ellensburg Rodeo!

Show us your fair and rodeo memories with #howwedocleelum on social media, yeehaw!

Posted: August 22nd, 2016

Blog by Hayley Harrell, Photos courtest of

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