BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Big Sky Country State Fair kicked off Wednesday at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.
This year the fair has everything from 21 carnival rides, to livestock shows, a hypnotist, extreme dog shows, shopping and more.
For over a century, the Big Sky Country State Fair has been putting smiles on Montanan's faces and the fair is excited to be back and better this year.
"There is just real excitement and it is genuine the fair was really missed you know it's one of those events that the entire region comes together for and it brings people in from all over,” Fairground General Manager, Dennis Voellner said.
This year, there will be nationally recognized talent performing at the fair such as Nelly, Granger Smith and Trace Adkins.
The annual Bozeman Roundup Rodeo will be held on Saturday.
For the first time ever, the fair will welcome the American Minor League Ninja course on Sunday.
A list of the official fair schedule can be found here.
The fair is expected to bring over 40,000 people into Gallatin County over the weekend.
The fair gates open Wednesday thru Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. daily and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
More information and fair tickets can be found here.