THREE FORKS — On Tuesday night, the Three Forks Rodeo Board canceled its rodeo, which was set to take place in late August.
"We initially hoped to just postpone, thinking if we pushed it back to the end of August we'd be kind of opening up, things would get loosened and we'd be able to honor the crowds that we've been expecting," said Three Forks Rodeo executive secretary Christian Kamps.
Unfortunately, under the Phase 2 directives in the state of Montana, the board felt as if it would be best to cancel.
"The things that we had discussed, it was just going to be really difficult to try and making anything work in Phase 2," Kamps said.
The Three Forks Rodeo had just installed additional bleachers for a significant price tag and are now hoping the community will rally around them.
"We're hurting, we're definitely in a pinch," said Kamps. "We are going forward with a new campaign called the 'Thee Forks No-Go Rodeo,' and efforts to kind of offset those pains we are seeing and hope that our fans will support us by spending the $15 they would have to come to the rodeo anyway."