Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Herbert

105th Phillips County Fair in the books


August 5, 2020

Dodson's Bruce and Leona Kienenberger stop for a lass of lemonade at the 105th Phillips County Fair in Dodson last week.

Through two World Wars, the 1918 Flu Epidemic, The Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and now the COVID-19 outbreak, the Phillips County Fair once again came through with the 105th annual event last weekend in Dodson, allowing the moniker of the "longest contiguous fair" to still ring true in the State of Montana.

"Would just like to thank everyone for braving the heat and supporting the fair once again. We are grateful we were able to put the fair on," said Phillips County Fair Board member Eric Wilke.

Wilke added that the 105th Phillips County Fair event numbers will be tabulated and shared here in the pages of the PCN next week.

The nights still saw events though many of the regularly featured entertainment - including the Indian Relays, Midway rides and games - as a ranch rodeo was held Thursday night, a concert featuring Kyle Shobe & the Walk 'Em Boys was held on Friday evening, and the Demolition Derby & AMX Races (which saw the largest crowds of any events this summer in Dodson) were held on Saturday as the fair ended one day earlier than years past.

Though attendance was down for most of the fair, the people on-hand over the three-day event enjoyed food and items from sale from a total of 10 vendors including Malta's DalRena's and Side Hustle eateries.

See fair photos on page A6 and recaps of the rodeo, races, and demo derby in this week's PCN.


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