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2020 Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo Cancelled due to COVID

07/07/2020

NEWS RELEASE

Media Contact:

Fiona Tizard-Meyer

(979) 821-1407

fiona@brazosvalleyfair.com

For Immediate Release:

2020 Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Public Health Concerns

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, its impact on community health and well-being, the 2020 Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo has been cancelled. In an effort to show our full support for the youth of Texas, our team will be moving forward with planning the 2020 BVFR Youth Livestock Show with more details being released in the coming months. The 2020 BVFR will award over $30,000 in awards and scholarships this year.

The safety of the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo’s visitors, participants and community is the highest priority in producing the annual fair. After seeking guidance from county officials and taking direction from our board of directors, it became clear that cancellation was the prudent choice for the fair to do its part to improve community health and safety, and reduce the cycle of infection. Provided the COVID-19 situation improves to the point where it’s safe to hold mass gatherings, the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo will return October 15-17 & 22-24, 2021.

“The impact of the fair’s cancellation will be felt far beyond the loss of our annual celebration,” said Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, BVFR Board President. “We are heartbroken for the small businesses, competitors and exhibitors, community outreach groups and sponsors who rely on the income and exposure the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo brings them.”

“We look forward to brighter, better days ahead when we can gather again to celebrate all that is exceptional about the Brazos Valley,” Mrs. Tizard-Meyer said. “Until then, stay safe, be well and support each other. We’ll miss you.”

About the Brazos Valley Fair & Exposition DBA Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo: The BVFR was organized for educational, scientific and charitable purposes to encourage, promote and maintain agricultural science, research, and educational functions. It is the general policy of the Fair & Rodeo that the excess of its revenue over expenses will be used for the furtherance of its exempt purpose, including the granting of scholarships and the funding of related capital additions and improvements to the Expo. The mission of the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo continues to be "SHOWCASING AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION, & YOUTH TO ENHANCE OUR TEXAS CULTURE!"

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Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo

5827 Leonard Rd

Bryan, Texas 77807

(979) 821-1450

www.BrazosValleyFair.com

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