HELENA — The Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds announced Tuesday that the Last Chance Stampede and Fair had been canceled.
Fair organizers cited the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty for when Montana might enter Phase 3 of reopening.
Fairgrounds officials say that with the possibility of social distancing still being in place in July they would not be able to sell the number of rodeo and concert tickets necessary to recoup the costs of the events.
The county says it is working with Cole Swindell and his management to reschedule his performance for the 2021Last Chance Stampede and Fair.
Fairgrounds management are working with Lewis and Clark Public Health to determine if the Northstar Carnival can still come to the fairgrounds this summer and whether the Last Chance Ranch Rodeo can continue on July 26.
The Lewis and Clark County 4H will continue with their show and auction this summer as planned.