Home of the longest running fair, the Phillips County Fair's ranch rodeo is the week's grand finale.
Sunday, August 5th at one in the afternoon tough teams battle it out for a piece of the $4,500 prize money, buckles, and coveted invitation to the Farstad Oil Ranch Rodeo Finals at the NILE.
The city of Dodson on the hi-line of Montana is a booming metropolis of 124 people (2010 census). For the past 103 years the Phillips County Fair significantly increases the population for a few days each August.
One of the big crowd attractions is the Phillips County Saddle Club Ranch Rodeo. A competition of team work, passion, and who has the best daily ranch skills. The contestants live, and work on ranches in the area. The ride, rope, and rejoice on the range, just like the will in the arena. The events are modeled after tasks needed on the ranch. It is as authentic as it gets.
The teams entered for 2018 are: Salveson Ranch, W Lazy A Ranch, ES Ranch, Four Buttes, Glasgow Stockyards, and Bullwhacker Cattle. In the past teams from the Phillips County Saddle Club Ranch Rodeo have been top placers at the NILE Ranch Rodeo Finals. Any one of this year's teams could be top contenders for the 2018 champion title.
There is still space available for any other teams wanting to still enter. Call event organizer, Kendra Williams, (406) 301-0149