Dec. 12, 2020 - Lake Charles, LA – It is with deep sadness that The Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo Board of Directors announces the cancellation of the 82nd Annual Southwest District Rodeo, originally slated to be held in February of 2021 at Burton Coliseum Complex in Lake Charles. Due to unprecedented hurricane devastation to the Southwest Louisiana community, numerous rodeo sponsors, and to the Burton Complex venue, coupled with COVID-19 event restrictions, the board has ultimately reached this difficult decision. The safety, well-being and recovery of our rodeo fans, competitors, and sponsors is our top priority, and it is with these goals in mind that this tough determination was reached.
The Calcasieu Parish Livestock Show, as well as the Southwest District Livestock Show, will still be held, but there will be necessary adjustments to the schedules for these shows. All exhibitors registered in these shows will be notified of the applicable changes soon.
We look forward to putting this year’s unfortunate chain of events behind us and look positively toward a recovery in all facets in the coming year.
For questions concerning the livestock shows, please contact:  Jimmy Meaux, County Agent -Calcasieu Parish at (337) 721-4080 Ext 6501 or 
For questions concerning the Southwest District Rodeo, please contact:  Nancy McCluskey, SWD Rodeo Spokesperson  at (337) 944-9710  or nancy@lakecharlesrodeo.comparagraph here.

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