105th annual Snake River Stampede canceled this year

Posted at 5:16 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 21:00:42-04

NAMPA, Idaho — The Snake River Stampede Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Snake River Stampede Rodeo. The 105th edition of the wildest, fastest show on Earth was scheduled for July 14-18, 2020, at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

Rodeo Board members tried to find a way to hold the event while adhering to necessary guidelines to protect everyone's safety and the community as a whole. Unfortunately, no such plan could be agreed upon, and the Board had to cancel the rodeo.

"The overwhelming support of our sponsors, fans, and partners made the Board's decision difficult to make. They are the lifeblood of the Treasure Valley's premier event, and we hate to disappoint them, but their safety is our number one priority," said Roger Todd, President. "We are already looking forward to next year when we can produce the Snake River Stampede as a celebration that brings our community together and draws some of the world's finest rodeo athletes to Nampa."

The Snake River Stampede started in 1915 and has grown to become one of the top 10 regular season professional rodeos in the nation out of the approximately 600 rodeos in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.