In the beginning, we felt very positive about our chances that the 75th Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Celebration would happen as scheduled. We had many special festivities planned to make our 75th year an extraordinary year to remember.
In April, our meetings became weekly. We still felt that the situation would improve and that by the end of July, the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo would take place.
We discussed the impact that canceling Chief Joseph Days would have on our community, local businesses, supporters, sponsors, and loyal fans.
We also talked about the effects a cancellation will have on our contract people, such as stock contractors, bullfighters, announcer, specialty acts, barrel man, judges, scoreboard, rodeo secretary, timers, vendors, and of course our contestants.
One of the hardest subjects included the dreams of our 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court and how not to shatter those much-anticipated expectations. Our young ladies worked hard many years in advance to become part of a special Chief Joseph Days Rodeo celebration, the 75th.
With all that in mind, the directors had to make one of the toughest decisions that any of the past 74 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Committees had to make. That is to cancel the 2020 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo celebrations.
Hence, the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo has been canceled for 2020 and will take place the last full week in July of 2021.
Our sincere wishes go out to our fans, sponsors, contestants, vendors, volunteers, support staff, and everyone involved in Chief Joseph Days Rodeo family. May you all remain safe and healthy. We will get through this together and come back even stronger in 2021.
God Bless the United States of America, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, and all of you. We will see you again the last full week in July of 2021!
Thank you for your understanding and your continuous support.
Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Board of Directors
We will have a ticket refund policy in place within the coming days. For additional questions, please contact our rodeo office, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 10 am – 3 pm.