the 85-th annual Montana state fair is in full swing at the Expo Park in Great Falls. With some great entertainment, rides and, of course, the food.
Food alley is stuffed with so many choices from deep fried pickles to ice cold lemonade.
Enjoying fair foods and maybe even trying out something new is practically a tradition when it comes to this time of year.
For many local vendors the fair is a chance to share homemade recipes. Patrick O'Brien is one such vendor, he loves the travel that comes with the vendor life but mostly it's the preparing of the food .
"all of our food is prepared with fresh ingredients and we make all the marinades our self out of fresh ingredients so what i really enjoy the most is that people come and enjoy the food we have prepared for them in our own style and in our own way"
Cooking in the heat isn't an easy thing to do all day but if its something you love then its natural.