Cheyenne Frontier Days Cancelled for the First Time
2020, a year we will always remember.
For Cheyenne residents, this will be the first time in the history the “Daddy of ‘em All”, will not be held. This year, 2020, would have marked the 124th year of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
As a community, we are all saddened by this decision. Here is the statement from the Cheyenne Frontier Days Facebook page:
“We are heartbroken to announce that the 2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days has been canceled. This has been an incredibly difficult decision; but the health and safety of our fans, volunteers, contestants, first responders, healthcare workers, and everyone in our community is the only thing that matters right now.
For more info and ticketing questions please visit cfdrodeo.com/event-cancellation/”
CFD is not the only rodeo/event impacted by the Coronavirus. Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous, Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, Cody Stampede, Sheridan WYO Rodeo, and the Laramie Jubilee Days have all been canceled as well.
These are all huge events in our Wyoming communities. These events showcase so much about Wyoming. However, the cancellations show so much more about the Wyoming spirit. While these events bring us together, bring the world to our little corner, we know that the truly important thing is all of our citizens. The health and safety of each and every Wyomingite is more valuable than a rodeo. We will miss not having the pancake breakfasts, the parades, and all of the other festivities, but we will know that we stand for each other, we want to make sure we can all be here to enjoy them next year, and for the next 124 years.
We will get through 2020. We will come out bigger, stronger, and better. And we will see you all next year at the “Daddy of ‘em All."