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Rodeo Austin announced that ProRodeo, carnival, fair and BBQ Austin events will be canceled for the second year in a row.


Although the beloved Austin fair and events have been suspended, Rodeo Austin announced in a press release that private youth competitions, including the Junior Livestock Show, Ag Mechanics Competition, Ultimate Scramble Championship and the Youth Auction will still go on.

The non-profit organization had to cancel last year's event for the first time in its 82-year history shortly after the beginning of the pandemic.

This year's youth competitions will be conducted in compliance with state, county and city mandates to provide a COVID-19 safe experience for those involved. The event will be hosted in early March and more information is still yet to be announced.

The Travis County Expo Center and the Ludecke Arena has been the home of Rodeo Austin and the annual events in March for years, but is now being used for the distribution of essential items to community members in relation to COVID-19.

Rodeo Austin also announced organizers are working closely with public officials to determine which events can be rescheduled for alternative dates in 2021.

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