Tri-State Rodeo Canceled for 2020
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Set to take place September 9 – 12 in the final stretch of the 2020 rodeo season, The Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison, Iowa, has sadly been canceled due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an official statement, the rodeo said:
The health and safety of the Tri-State Rodeo’s patrons, volunteers, performers, and our community is the single most important thing to us. Since we first began evaluating and implementing protective measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, our home county has seen a significant increase in the rate of COVID positive cases.
Upon thorough review of the most recent data available and careful consideration of the community’s input, we have made the unfortunate but ultimately necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Tri-State Rodeo. We truly believe this to be the safest and most responsible course of action. We understand that this will doubtlessly be a disappointment to many, but we are also confident that everyone will recognize that our highest priority at all times is the wellbeing of everyone involved.
Rest assured, the Tri-State Rodeo will be back in 2021 bigger, better, and more thrilling than ever! For those who have already purchased tickets, please like and follow the Tri-State Rodeo on social media and watch for updates. Refunds for tickets purchases have started throughout ticketing company and could take up to 60 days.