COVID-19 RODEO UPDATE – PRESS RELEASE
Franklin, TN (March 18, 2020) – For the first time in 71 years, the Franklin Rodeo is canceled. The Rodeo was hoping that by their May event date that COVID-19 would be a thing of the past but with all of the directives from the CDC this week, the County Mayor’s office has had to make some tough decisions. One of those decisions was to close the Williamson County Ag Expo Park to all events through May, including the Rodeo. “The Rotary Club and the Rodeo support this decision. The health and well-being of our rodeo fans is of utmost importance,” said Executive Director, Bill Fitzgerald. “There are a lot of moving parts and all of the stars would have to line up very quickly to be able to postpone it to a later date this year, so we really had no choice but to cancel,” added Fitzgerald. “Although this is an extremely tough blow to our Club, the community and the charities we support, the one thing that I admire and know without a doubt, is that our Club will rise above this,” said Rotary President, Valerie Clarke.
The Rodeo is preparing a strategy to contact Sponsors, Fan Club members and vendors and working with the ticket company to process refunds to ticket buyers.
The 2021 Rodeo is scheduled for May 13-14-15. Stay up to date with the Franklin Rodeo at www.franklinrodeo.com. #rodeostrong