The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the “old rodeos” and has earned its place as one of America’s Top 10 professional rodeos. The Ellensburg Rodeo also hosts the World Finale of PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour. Started in 1923 with the same volunteer spirit that still “fuels the fire” of today’s volunteers, the rodeo has grown from a local competition among ranch hands to the Professional event of today with over 600 contestants and prize money in excess of $400,000!
Today’s best riders, ropers, and wrestlers compete in what many consider to be the best rodeo arena in the nation. The Friday night opening performance starts in the evening and ends under the stars. The Saturday and Sunday afternoon “perfs” feel electrically charged by the brilliant blue sky. It all leads up to the Labor Day Monday Championship Finals… the best of the best dueling in the dirt!
The PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour will hold the 2016 Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale in Ellensburg on Saturday, September 3rd at the historic Ellensburg Rodeo Arena. The Tour Finale will be the culminating event of the tour and will be televised.
Forty of the world’s top bull riders will converge on the Ellensburg to take their shot at an $100,000 purse. Ellensburg will also welcome the baddest, meanest, rankest one-ton athletes in the world. These bulls have thrown cowboys at the largest rodeo venues in the world, including the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, RodeoHouston, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days and more.