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The iconic professional rodeo on grass is still slated to happen this September. The Pendleton Round-Up has been a staple of the rodeo community for 110 years. From the grass to the chutes, every aspect of the Round-Up is uniquely cowboy.

Amid the current crisis, many professional rodeos, events and venues are shutting down. However, the Pendleton Round-Up is bringing rodeo back in fall 2020.

No matter the circumstances, Pendleton Round-Up has safety as their first priority.

“There is no mistaking that the challenge at this moment is grand. We know that navigating through these trying times are very complicated, not only for us but for everyone. Remember, we are all in this together. As an organization, we are staying up to date with all the information, and planning accordingly” (Pendleton Round-Up,

Organizers for the Pendleton Round-Up are currently working closely with Oregon and Umatilla County officials. Round-Up President, Randy Bracher, and the Board of Directors stay up to date on the latest guidelines and recommendations for holding the large outdoor event. Bracher clearly stresses the importance of safety for the upcoming Round-Up. He also states that the rodeo is ready to follow protocols for a “modified event”. In general, these protocols may include social distancing, limiting spectators and additional sanitation stations.

Pendleton Round-Up 2020. Photo courtesy Pendleton Round-Up Facebook.

The Pendleton Round-Up organization highlights that “nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all of you, our community, our Staff/Directors and families. We are taking the necessary steps to stay informed and engaged with the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization guidance for preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19.”

We look forward to hitting the grass the September at Pendleton 2020, see y’all there!

To read more about Pendleton Round-Up’s current plan of action visit