ProRodeo Update: Dayton Championship Rodeo
Photo: J. Chansler Photography/Dayton Championship Rodeo via Facebook
Held annually on Labor Day Weekend in Dayton, Iowa, the Dayton Championship Rodeo announced today that it’s 83rd rodeo will not take place in 2020.
In an official statement to fans, the Dayton Rodeo Celebration Committee wrote:
It is with heavy hearts the Dayton Rodeo Celebration Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Dayton Labor Day Pro Rodeo.
The Committee was faced with the same decision that many other events faced due to COVID-19 circumstances. This has been the most difficult decision and one that was not taken lightly. With the current economic state and the social distancing requirements that are not likely to go away any time soon, the reality of being able to produce a successful rodeo is unlikely. The Dayton Labor Day Rodeo is solely funded by local sponsors and rodeo fans, and with the anticipated lower attendance and not wanting to burden sponsors during this difficult time, the Committee felt the financial risk was too great and will put future rodeos in jeopardy if all costs cannot be covered.
The Committee has been in contact with all production staff and all are understanding of the situation, and they are all eager to work with us again in 2021! With that, the Dayton Rodeo Celebration Committee will be working extra long to bring you the best 83rd Annual Dayton Labor Day Pro Rodeo in September 2021.