Fair gets approval
With many spring and summer events getting canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a bright spot on the calendar is the Phillips County Fair.
The fair board recently announced that many of the events at the July 21-26 fair have been approved.
“Things may look a little different than usual, but we are excited to share our good news,” said the fair board. “As we all know, COVID is still around, and we as a fair board are taking cautious steps to ensure the best safety practices for all who attend the 2020 Phillips County Fair.”
Booklets for the “Barn in the USA” fair are available at local businesses and include the full schedule as originally planned. All events are subject to change or alterations, depending on COVID regulations.
Some highlights the fair board is moving forward with are barrel racing Wednesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. (free admission); ranch rodeo Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. (free admission); concert featuring Sunny Ledfurd on Friday, July 24, at 7 p.m.; and Bulls Gone Wild on Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m.
Both the open class contests and the 4-H competitions are expected to be held at the fair this year. One exception is that the rabbit show had to be canceled due to the highly contagious and fatal rabbit hemorrhagic disease detected in Colorado.