In accordance with Central Washington University's response to COVID-19, the CWU Conference Program Office is currently closed. Staff are working remotely and responding to emails and voicemails during business hours. Please check current operating hours on the Conference Program Contact Information page. All summer 2021 Conference and Camps have been postponed until 2022. You can contact the Conference Program staff by email at Conference.Program@cwu.edu or by calling (509) 963-1141. For updates on COVID-19 at CWU, please visit the University's Emergency Website.
Ellensburg Rodeo and Kittitas County Fair Lodging Labor Day Weekend
Fair and Rodeo Guest Lodging for 2021 will not be available.
Please check back with us next year for Labor Day Weekend 2022 on campus lodging options.
For alternate lodging options in Ellensburg, please visit MyEllensburg.com/stay
For more information about the Kittitas County Fair, please visit www.kittitascountyfair.com
For more information about the Ellensburg Rodeo, please visit ellensburgrodeo.com
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 is the final stop of the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour and hosts the World Finale of PRCA’s Extreme 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 performances 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 Conference Program is happy to provide lodging to many who come enjoy this great event!