The economic impact that result in the cancellation of Cheyenne Frontier Days
It was announced on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 that Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) was canceled for the first time in 123 years. According to CEO of CFD, Tom Hirsig, Frontier Days was projected to produce roughly $40 million for the whole state of Wyoming, $27.1 million for Laramie County alone. CFD had put $2 million into the show in 2020.
“It’s a very sad day for not only the Cheyenne Frontier Days family but for the whole Cheyenne community,” Hirsig said.
They will be estimated at a loss of around $4 million out of their cash reserves, mostly wiping out their reserves to get to next year.
“Cheyenne Frontier Days is not going to go dark this year. We’re going to do things, we’re mission driven, even we may not be able to provide the economic impact that we strive to do every year,” Hirsig said.
It will be considered the 125th annual CFD celebration, in 2021.