In a press conference this past week, Gov. Mark Gordon stated that six of Wyoming’s largest rodeos for the month of June and July would be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, including the Cody Stampede scheduled for July.
Despite this statement, the board that oversees the Cody Stampede Rodeo sent out a press release saying that they never agreed to cancel the rodeo and that the operate separately from the Rodeo Task Force that worked with the Governor making the decision to cancel major rodeos this summer.
“The Cody Stampede Board of Directors is working with local and state officials trying to insure rodeos for the 2020 season. As of right now all rodeos are on hold pending approval from the State of Wyoming in the midst of Covid-19.” – Cody Stampede .
The Cody Stampede Board is working toward an exemption to host the Cody Nite Rodeo and the Cody Stampede and working with some of the top names in the rodeo business as they continue to fight for rodeo.