Stampede officials have closed the gate on the Broncs & Honky Tonks rodeo for this year.

The annual spring event was re-scheduled to this fall when the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring.

Stampede officials say they looked for all possible ways to hold the event, but they had to keep health and safety top of mind.

The official word was given to cancel the event, rather than postponing it again.

Ticket holders can choose to have their tickets moved to next year, or get a full refund by calling the Stampede office.