Fort Belknap continues half-a-century tradition with Mid-Winter Fair

 

February 10, 2020

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

A pie eating contest competitor grimaces while trying to swallow Friday at the Mid-Winter Fair on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Competitors were only allowed to use their mouth to consume the pie.

For the Fort Belknap community, the Mid-Winter Fair is a long-standing tradition, spanning more than five decades.

"It's tradition," event volunteer Robert Fox said Friday during the Fiddle and Jig event.

He added that he has been volunteering at the Mid-Winter Fair for the past 25 years, helping in a variety of ways and helping organize the event. He said that the event started because the community needed something during the winter that people could attend.

During the winter time, especially in the early and mid 1900s, people would get cabin fever, and the community needed something t...



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