This is the weekend for one of the largest trade shows in Hamilton. The Bitterroot Building Industry Association's Home and Ranch Expo has an evening opening Friday, February 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., but the main event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when over 70 vendors will be there to help you with just about any project you might have planned this year.

The First Interstate Event Center at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds is filled with booths and all types of experts - from painting to granite countertops to siding to tools to home building and more. If you don't have an improvement project in mind when you walk in the door, you'll have one by the time you leave. Admission is $2 or two cans of food for the Linda Massa Youth Home in Hamilton. You'll be able to sign up for plenty of free prizes, too. This is one of two signature events for the BBIA. The other is the Tour of Homes in the late summer.

An aisle of booths during set-up of the BBIA Expo. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)