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Rooster Days cancels 2020 festival

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 12:19:13-04

BROKEN ARROW — Rooster Days 2020 cancels its 2020 festival.

According to official with the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, Rooster Days, Oklahoma's longest running festival, was scheduled to celebrate its 89th year on Sept. 3-6, 2020.

After the rise of coronavirus cases in the past weeks, officials said they made the difficult decision to cancel the festival for 2020.

This was not a decision made lightly. It was a hard one. The Broken Arrow Chamber delights in providing an event that brings family, friends and the entire community together for four days of entertainment, food, carnival fun and great vendors in Broken Arrow. However, our primary focus is keeping our community safe to the best of our ability. That includes the festival attendees, Chamber staff, hundreds of volunteers and vendors.
Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce

The festival usually draws around 30,000 people during the four day Mother's Day weekend. Due to the coronavirus, officials had already moved the festival to Sept. 2020, hoping the community would be in a different place in regards to COVID-19.

Although the festival is canceled, the committee plans to move forward with the following events:

  • Miss Rooster Days Pageant, providing a $4,000 college scholarship for the crowned winner.
  • Rooster Days Cornhole Tournament
It was a great honor to be asked to Chair the Rooster Days Committee again after an 8-year hiatus. Because of COVID-19, this year was already going to be a challenge due to the later than usual start and the unique precautions. So it is with truly great sadness that we make the announcement that Rooster Days will be cancelled for this year given the recent increase in positive tests. However, please know that Rooster Days will be back with all of its history and fun for the family, bigger and better, in 2021. We are already making plans for a great festival and hope to see everyone there.
Scott Eudey, Vice Mayor and Rooster Days Chair.

The pageant and cornhole tournament dates have not been released. However, the full Rooster Days festival will return for Mother's Day weekend, May 6-9, 2021.

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