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.
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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 is all inclusive with the pens, behind the chutes, and concession stands, house PA system, grandstands, arena work-up, interior perimeter fencing, Bucking and Roping chutes, included. Gold Buckle Club rental is an additional fee.
Rodeo Arena area opens at 7 AM and closes 10 PM, May through October. Earlier times are available upon request and weather permitting.
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 8.3% on amenities. RV and dry camping is subject to an additional
2% lodging tax.
If you need any assistance, or for special bookings, call the KVEC office.
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.