I'm going to be brutally honest. I've despised the Western Montana Fair for many, many years. I've felt like Missoula could have done so much better with this annual event. When I compare it to most Caras Park festivals, even the Missoula Marathon, the fair has always just felt (at least to me) like a lackluster, unorganized throw together ordeal.
However, despite my bitter feelings towards the past, this year was without a doubt the best experience I've ever had at the Western Montana Fair.
All because of one very special companion...