I got to experience my first Big Sky Country State Fair last week, and not only that, I got to broadcast live!

Growing up in Boise, I always attended the Western Idaho Fair, which is a pretty big fair. I must say, I was very impressed with the Big Sky Country State Fair! The people, the food, the music, and pretty much everything else. Boise may be quite a bit bigger than Bozeman, but you wouldn't be able to tell that judging by the fair. I had a blast! It was great meeting so many members of XL Nation, and I'm not gonna lie, I probably gained about 10 pounds eating fair food.

Here are my top 5 favorite things about this year's Big Sky Country State Fair:


  • 1

    The Live Music

    Maddie & Tae killed it Friday night! They put on a great show and the crowd was going crazy. Old Dominion definitely didn't disappoint on Friday night either. I heard a few people talking about how they sound better live than they do on CD, and after seeing them Friday night, I'd have to agree. Not only that, but the Broseph E. Lee Band opened for both bands Friday night, and did a great job getting the crowd pumped up for the headliners.

  • 2

    The Food

    A fair isn't a fair without the food, and the Big Sky Country State Fair had a great variety to choose from. From funnel cakes to pulled pork raised at Miller Farm in Livingston, I definitely enjoyed my fair share of delicious fair food.

  • 3

    The People

    I had so many people come up and introduce themselves to me during my four days at the fair. Everyone in Montana has been so nice and welcoming. I honestly feel right at home. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • 4

    The Rides

    It has been a long time since I've got a chance to ride rides at the fair. The Big Sky Country State Fair had a great selection of rides. Riding the "Zipper" and the "Kamikaze" was sort of nostalgic for me. They were my favorite rides from the fair when I was a kid.

  • 5

    Last but not least, the Staff at the Big Sky Country State Fair

    They were working so hard all week long to make sure everything went off without a hitch. They were amazing to work with, and very helped us out a lot. If you know anyone that worked at the Big Sky Country State Fair this year, make sure to thank them for all of their hard work. They put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into making sure the fair was a success!

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