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Beartrap Summer Festival cancelled for 2020

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.”

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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

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email:

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.