The Big Sky State Fair kicked off Wednesday at 11 am and right away you can feel the excitement in the air. The smell of fresh fried food, animals from big and small and the kids laughing and screaming with joy.

Carl's Corndog's made their 8th appearance at The Big Sky State Fair. Carl prides himself on his deep fried delicious goodies. I had the Cheddar Jalapeño Corndog, hand dipped and made fresh. It was delicious! Hit all the right spots. High Five to Carl, you really outdid yourself this year!

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Cadence Brown was were there with award winning pigs, The Golden Girls and Tyson Pavlik had his cow, "Moo-Chacho" in prime form. Working all summer to get their livestock ready for judging and hoping to win awards is a 4-H members dream. The fair is a way to show off hard work, dedication, and pride. Congrats to all the participants.

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Let's talk rides! The lines were quick as the kiddo's ran from one after another. New this year was The Phantom. Swinging kids from side to side, high above the ground, some kids looked like it was the best ride EVER. Where as a couple seemed like they couldn't wait to get off. Memories from my younger years rushed back to me as I recall the "fun, scary, get me off this thing...wait, let's go again" feelings.

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Petting all the animals, watching the free entertainment on the stages, eating our favorite food, and spinning around on all the rides is exactly what makes The Big Sky State Fair a success.

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