Beartrap on Casper Mountain is one of Natrona County's parks. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Beartrap Summer Festival has been cancelled according to an announcement made online by the event’s organizers.

The cancellation is the latest in the COVID-19 pandemic that started in mid-March.

“With a heavy heart, we at the Beartrap Summer Festival have made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 event,” organizers said on Facebook May 26, 2020. The group teased the 2021 date by saying “look forward to an even bigger celebration with our festivarians next year, August 7th and 8th, 2021.”

The event’s website says that performers scheduled for the 2020 celebration will return for 2021. Bruce Hornsby is scheduled to headline Saturday, August 7, and previous Beartrap guest Charlie Daniels is set to close the festival on Sunday, August 8.

“The COVID-19 concerns delayed the beginning of our typical festival announcements and pre-sales, so there are no tickets to refund” the festival wrote on their website. “If you happened to come by a pair via our donations to local charity partners, please hold on to them and rest assured that they will be honored at the next festival.”

Photo Courtesy Charlie Daniels Band