Labor Day Weekend 2017

All weekend bus routes - Blue, Green and Orange - stop across the street from Campus U Totem on University Way. From this bus stop it is a short 10 minute walk to the Fairgrounds.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Central Transit service starts @7:30 AM and last pick up on Chestnut Street is @6 PM.

This Labor Day weekend - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday -  Central Transit will offer fare-free bus service including our new  route, the Blue Route, that has stops on Chestnut St, one block to the  Fairgrounds.

Hop on any of Central Transit's weekend  buses, connect with the new Blue Route and get dropped off on Chestnut  Street, just one block from the Fairgrounds. Too, Rodeo and Fair fans  can park at either Kiwanis Park or Rotary Park and ride the bus to the  Fairgrounds (our version of a ‘park and ride’). Many of Ellensburg  hotels are also on bus routes, so visitors can leave their vehicle  parked, and hop on the bus.


Attention Central Transit Riders

On Saturday 9-2-17 All routes will have deviations from the beginning of each route until the 12pm-1pm hour due to the parade. Buses will run, but some routes will have detours. Bus service will resume regular schedule after the Parade. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

Parade Day missing stops per route just during the Parade include

Green Route
Grocery Outlet (Ruby & 7th)
Kamola Hall @ C-9 Lot
University @ 9th Ave
Student Village
18th & Brooklane
Brooklane Village
18th & Brooklane
Crestview Manor
Helena & Airport

Orange Route
Dean Nicholson
University @ 9th Ave
Kamola near C9
Grocery Outlet

Blue Route
Grocery Outlet
18th & Chestnut
Brooklane /18th
Student village
University @ 9th Ave
Chestnut & E6th Ave (Memorial Park)


For those who wish to reduce parking fees and the frustration of locating a parking place near the Fairgrounds, Central Transit is offering their regular weekend schedule for the Green, Blue and Orange routes, and is offering service on Monday, Labor Day.

Haven't used Central Transit before? No problem. Frequent Central Transit rider? Hop on board.

City of Ellensburg's Parks & Recreation Department is offering Park and Ride for Fair and Rodeo. You can park your vehicle at Rotary Park and catch the Orange Route or park at Kiwanis Park and hop on the Blue Route.

Kiwanis Park: Hop on the Blue Route at Kiwanis Park at 14th Street just east of Wildcat Way, and ride to the Chestnut Street stop. This ride takes about 25 minutes.

Rotary Park: Catch the Orange Route at Rotary Park, transfer to the Blue Route at CWU which will drop you on Chestnut Street. This ride takes just under 40 minutes.

The gate at Rotary Park closes at dusk.