The Oakdale Saddle Club and PRCA Oakdale Rodeo is taking precautions and is postponing the annual event. Earlier this month, officials with the Oakdale Rodeo took to social media and announced that they were moving the event from April to August as a result of COVID-19. The event is now scheduled for Aug. 14 and 15, rather than the normal second weekend of April.
During 2020 the event was cancelled altogether and the goal is to have the event return to The Cowboy Capital of the World for 2021. There is no word on what (if any) limitations will take place such as crowd attendance or mask requirements; much of how the event shapes up will depend on the county tier status at that time. Also, no news on if the events leading up to the rodeo such as the parade, cowgirl luncheon or dance will take place as they have in the past.
More updates will be provided as the event draws near.