Mule Days 2020 Officially Cancelled at Fairgrounds Meeting on Sunday. Will Return May 2021

Mule Days 2020 CANCELLED

(Official Announcement below short article.)

One of the last largest events held in the Eastern Sierra, Mule Days 2020, has officially been cancelled as the result of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

On Sunday, April 5, in an Emergency Board Meeting by phone conference, 18DAA Board of Directors for the Tri-County Fairgrounds unanimously decided to cancel the popular Mule Days 2020 event  after hearing from the Mules Days Board that they felt it was time to cancel it and start looking toward to 2021.

The decision came as the Mule Days Board members and many community members were increasingly expressing serious doubts about whether the event should be given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which increasingly appears to be likely to last another 8-10 weeks, and that is an optimistic estimate. Local News Media (KIBS, Inyo Register, Sierra Wave) were on the conference call.

Conference calls for board meetings are unusual, but under Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order, they have become an acceptable way for meetings, which by law have to be open the public, to be held out of concern for abiding with COVID-19 directives and orders from pubic health officials and other state officials under state of emergency protocols.

The Board for Mule Days had recommended the cancellation/postpone vote earlier.

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David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

Old Timer With that rant and what you had to say,have you ever thought of getting into politics and joining into what some of them are saying at those daily white house briefings ? Well,maybe not what they ALL have to say,only the ones that rant and claim to know… Read more »

Rob
Rob
2 years ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Technically they don’t test positive for covad19. They test positive for something the body produces when someone has covad19. I read a report by a doctor that said those things they test for are also produced in our bodies when you have a cold or the regular flu. This may… Read more »

Old Timer
Old Timer
2 years ago
Reply to  David Dennison

DDennison, You must be the politician, everything you say has some political bent. You must be an independently wealthy liberal, perhaps attached to the Clintons and Obamas. Ask the “DOCTORS” about my statistics, then come back and post. I took all my information directly off Inyo County’s Covid webpage. If… Read more »

Old Timer
Old Timer
2 years ago

It is unfortunate that our school superintendent and the Mule Days committee have knuckled under to mass hysteria. The percentage (per capita) of proven Covid 19 infections in Inyo County is 0.06. None of these were hospitalized at the time they were confirmed, all sent home to “isolate”. The County’s… Read more »

Earl Duran
Earl Duran
2 years ago

Wise Choice.

Razmo
Razmo
2 years ago

Easy solution: Keep the mules 6′ apart and wear masks. Walla!

Sardude
Sardude
2 years ago

Well Mr. James, your article says the Trip-County Fair board met telephonically at which time they voted unanimously to cancel the Mule Days event. But when and how exactly did The Mule Days board meet to recommend “the cancellation/postpone vote”? Your story was neither clear nor concise on this point?… Read more »

Eddie GONZALEZ
Eddie GONZALEZ
2 years ago

THIS SUCKS !!!

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

I know this is picky, but can an event be cancelled AND postponed?