By Kaela Schoemmer

Big Sky’s 31st annual Country Fair on July 30 had great weather, music and local art. There were 12 floats, which meant 12 chances for the kids to collect candy. The participating floats were:

The American Legion driving an old Willys in honor of Roger Cantwell, a local war veteran who painted the white crosses along highway 191.

The Grand Marshals of the parade, the Outlaw Partners and Arts Council of Big Sky, drove in a stylish red Pontiac, with Marne Hayes from the Chamber of Commerce at the wheel.

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The Broken Spoke pulled their smoker and brought a great new scent to the parade.

Lone Mountain Ranch had candy and horses.

Blue Dog Services, appropriately dressed in blue.

The Future Dirtbags float won the best overall float, with children dressed up and hanging out of a canoe.

The best non-commercial float went to the Dirtbags, who were sitting in a raft.

The best commercial float went to Cedar Mountain Corrals.

Morning Star Learning Center won best children’s float, with the kids donning bright yellow shirts that said ‘I heart my school.’

With an almost full campsite set up on a trailer, Big Sky Western Bank won the overall best decorated.

An estimated 500 people were in attendance, according to Marne Hayes of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce. Hayes also said the day was successful because of help from the community. See you at next year’s 32nd Country Fair!