One of Missoula's biggest events kicks off this week for six days of entertainment. Today people arrived at the Missoula Fairgrounds to start setting up for the Missoula County Fair.
The County Fair started in 1879 and has been a tradition in Western Montana ever since. With all the different events going on every night, the fairgrounds director says even without horse racing attendance numbers should be high.
"I think we will do better than last year and that was the best year that they ever had without horse racing so hopefully people will lose track of that and focus on the events that we have here and give it a chance" said Steve Earle.
Last year attendance at the fair reached about 70,000 people and this year they hope for numbers to increase to 80,000.
The fair starts tomorrow and each night there is a different event. People can enjoy bull riding, rodeos, food, games, rides, and live music every night.