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Welcome to the 49th Deutschesfest

 

Last updated 9/19/2019 at 1:06pm

Terrie Schmidt-Crosby

Chris Sewall celebrates attendance at his 40th consecutive Fest with his collection of rubber chickens and blow-up chickens.

Once Odessa had expanded from a mere railway stop with an adjacent general store to a thriving community, it has had a fall celebration in order to mark the completion of the harvest, the end of summer and the cooler days of preparing for winter. For many years, what was then known as the Commercial Club, a predecessor to the Chamber of Commerce of today, organized a fall festival that entailed music, sports and judging of livestock and garden produce, much like a county fair. In fact, for a time, a Tri-County Fair was held, which included a rodeo in the area of Finney Field, a carnival do...



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