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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Between colorful costumes, wild entertainment, the parade, and 4-H and open class competitions, the 2014 Phillips County Fair truly embraced the theme “America’s Best” July 20-27.

The Phillips County Event Center housed local art and food along with 4-H projects on display and quilts lining the south wall. Outside, a wide variety of farm animals were constantly being shuffled around the fairgrounds as different activities were offered in the arena and Homesteaders Park. Additional Fair coverage and photos can be found in this week’s and next week’s Enterprise.

Holyoke Centennial 4-H Club members show what they think it means to be “America’s Best” on their float during the Phillips County Fair parade. Pictured from left are Steven Asfeld, Alex McCallum, Leah Struckmeyer, Brandon Struckmeyer, DJ Murray, Matthew Murray and Joshua Wright.­  —Enterprise photo





Marching in the color guard during the parade are Terry Barth, Dwight Thompson, Jim Gribben, Gene Kleve, Steve Millage and Gary Snodgrass.  —Enterprise photo




The bull riding was a big hit Saturday night with between 1,500 and 1,600 spectators filling the grandstands. The event was accompanied by bullfighting and mutton bustin’.  ­—Enterprise photo




Holyoke Enterprise July 31, 2014