Again this year, the National Rodeo Association makes a stop in Hamilton at the Ravalli County Fair for two nights of ropin' and ridin'. The action starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, right after the Bitterroot Mountettes mounted drill team routine. (see photo below) The arena has been busy with Horse, Mule and Donkey show, Ranch Rodeo, saddle bronc and bull riding (see photo below) and even some kids' mutton bustin'. It's all part of the free things you can do on the fairgrounds after you pay your general admission charge (Which is the same as last year). There's the High Dive act, all the entertainment on the KLYQ Free Stage, including America's Award Winning Comedic Hypnotist Michael Mezmer and all the exhibits. Don't forget to buy some great Ravalli County Fair food! See ya there!

Bitterroot Mountettes at Ravalli County Fair. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)
Sometimes, the bull wins. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)