The Clovis Rodeo will go on!
Event organizers announced Wednesday in a news release that the 107th Clovis Rodeo will be held April 21-25.
Plans call for a PBR bull riding competition on opening night followed by rodeo performances the next four days. However, there won’t be a parade, dance, or concerts. And, seating will be limited in accordance with social distancing mandates.
Rodeo organizers also ask that attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“We need you to be Cowboy Strong. We are asking everyone planning to attend to do their part and be vaccinated or able to show they have taken a negative COVID19 test no more than 72 hours prior to attending,” the Clovis Rodeo Association said in the news release. “It’s just the right thing to do, so together we can all move forward safely. We are in the process at this time of working with healthcare partners in our community to make testing and vaccination opportunities available.”
Presale tickets bought in 2019 will be honored. But additional ticket sales aren’t likely to commence until the week before the rodeo. That will allow the event to be conducted under the most current county and state pandemic guidelines.
The pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s rodeo.
Additional information is at this link.
About the Clovis Rodeo Association
The all-volunteer, not-for-profit Clovis Rodeo Association has 700 members. It is estimated the event, which is one of the nation’s premiere rodeos, has an economic impact of $12 million.
In excess of $350,000 in proceeds from the Clovis Rodeo and related events coordinated by CRA members benefit local charities annually, including 4-H, FFA, Clovis Schools, Clovis Police, Old Town Kiwanis, Clovis Kiwanis, American Legion Post #147, California High School Rodeo Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Break the Barriers, Boy Scouts of America, Clovis Community Hospital, Majoree E. Radin Breast Care Center, Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Fresno State Rodeo Team, Fresno State Veteran’s Education Program, and the Central California Blood Center.