May 23, 2024

San Antonio Rodeo carnival will not be taking place in 2021

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has just announced that they will not be having the carnival and fairgrounds this year due to an increase in local COVID-19 cases according to spokesperson of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Lauren Sides. The rodeo begins on Friday, February 12, 2021 on the grounds of the Freeman Coliseum. The livestock, equestrian shows and the charreada have not been affected.

“The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance and we greatly appreciate the support and understanding of the community as we navigate these unprecedented times,” said Cody Davenport, executive director and chief executive officer of the program, in a statement. “We look forward to having a successful rodeo and cattle show in order to generate funds to educate future generations.”

As for the rodeo itself, it still will be happening with live entertainment afterwards through February 27th Mondays through Saturdays 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Crowds will be smaller and ticket sales will be limited in order to keep a safe environment for all.

Organizers have also mentioned that the annual Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive will not be happening either.