The WPI/NTPA office has been notified by the organizers of the Langford Northeast Nationals that the 2020 edition of that event has been cancelled. The call comes as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and the attendant uncertainty surrounding social gatherings and economic circumstances.
"We thoroughly love bringing all the people to Langford for our event and do not want to compromise anyone," stated the organizers of the pull, the primary beneficiary of which is the Langford-New Oregon Volunteer Fire Company. "Protecting and serving our Community is our first priority, and we take our responsibilty seriously."
Originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2 at New York's historic Langford Tractor Pull Grounds, the pull will not be rescheduled in 2020. The 2021 dates for the event are Saturday and Sunday, July 31-August 1.
The following is the full text of Langford's May 7 release.
Out of an abundance of caution and uncertainty of state and local conditions in the month of August, the Members of the Langford-New Oregon Volunteer Fire Company have made the decision to cancel the Northeast Nationals Tractor Pull scheduled for August 1st & 2nd, 2020.
We thoroughly love bringing all the people to Langford for our event and do not want to compromise anyone. Protecting and serving our Community is our first priority and we take our responsibility seriously.
The Northeast Nationals is our major fundraiser which allows the LNOVFC to function and we take great pride in making the Pull a great event each year. We cannot do this without the volunteer help, support of community and local business. To endanger the physical or financial condition of our great group is risk we cannot afford to take. With all the issues, our sponsors can use our support to get through this challenging time.
We appreciate the support of our Fans, Pullers, Sponsors, Volunteers, Friends, Family, the National Tractor Pullers Association, Empire State Pullers, and WNY Pro Pulling Series.
Mark your Calendars for the "75th Anniversary" edition of the LANGFORD "Northeast Nationals" scheduled for July 31st & August 1st, 2021.