A winter forecast with snow and low temperatures nearing zero degrees has prompted National Western Stock Show officials to cancel the 116th event’s parade through downtown Denver on Thursday.
“After meeting with weather professionals, veterinarians, livestock and horse experts, we have decided to cancel the parade this Thursday,” said Paul Andrews, stock show president and CEO, in a news release Tuesday. “The forecast calls for snow Wednesday evening and continuing through the night. The larger problems are the single-digit temperatures and high winds making for icy conditions.
“Due to the risk for the parade entries traveling to Denver in high-profile vehicles hauling animals and hitches, as well as the risk for the animals along the parade route, the decision has been made to cancel.” Andrews sais.
The 16-day stock show, set to start Saturday and run through Jan. 23, will continue as scheduled. The Stock Show Fair at McGregor Square, however, is also canceled.
Grounds admission and event tickets are on sale at nationalwestern.com.
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