Labor Day Weekend
Kittitas County Fairgrounds
Insider info: The Kittitas County Fair, first organized in 1885, is held every Labor Day weekend, and coincides with the Ellensburg Rodeo. It’s a traditional fair, with lots of emphasis on agriculture, livestock, homemade goods, entertainment and rides. Some entertainers scheduled this year include Let’s Pretend Farm Show, Paul Isaac, Joel Brantley, John Dunningan, Do Wa Riders & Danny Vernon the Pacific Northwest’s Own “Elvis”. See the website for a complete list of performers. There’s something for every age, including an area of carnival rides strictly for the little ones.
A few tidbits on the fair:
• Look for parking North of the fairgrounds on Alder. There’s a shuttle that runs between the fairgrounds and the parking lot.
• There’s parking on the fairgrounds premises for $5 a day.
• More than 75,000 people attended last year, so be prepared to encounter crowds.
• There’s food for every palate, so you won’t need to go far to find a meal.
• If you plan on staying overnight in Ellensburg during any of these days, book far in advance. It fills up fast with Labor Day Weekend visitors.
• The weather’s still pretty warm this time of year, but evenings are cool.