It was a "no-brainer." The first ever Cowboy Ball was such a success, that the 2nd Annual Bitterroot Cowboy Ball immediately was put on the Ravalli County Fairgrounds calendar.

The dance and auction is this Saturday, February 9, starting at 6 p.m. at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds' First Interstate Event Center.

Back again this year are Kyle Shobe & the Walk'em Boys, who put on a rollickin' good show last year. The evening includes a live auction and a silent auction.

The admission charge is only $5 per person, and to encourage families to attend, those aged 12 and under are Free.

Once inside the building, you can purchase food from Caffe Firenze and UpNSmokin, and beverages from a bar provided by Cowboy Troys.

The money raised from Saturday's event will help improve the fairgrounds rodeo arena.