Washington State Fair CEO addresses cancelation of Fair, Puyallup Rodeo

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Washington State Fair said it would not be holding the event, meaning the Puyallup Rodeo was also canceled.

The rodeo is the Pro Rodeo Tour finale.

“The more people the better, that hypothesis runs contrary to containing this pandemic, consequently, though it was a difficult decision, it was really the only decision possible based on what we currently know,” Washington State Fair CEO Kent Hojem said. “We realize this will have severe impacts, both emotionally and financially on all of our partners.”

You can see an updated State Fair map here.