There were quite a few people at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Sunday. That was the day for bringing in Open Class entries in dozens of categories at this week's exhibition. People parked around the huge carnival trucks and trailers, also arriving for fun later this week. Today, August 26, the Floral entries are being accepted from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Floral Barn on the fairgrounds. The later time for floral entries is to try to keep the plants as fresh as possible during the fair. Tomorrow, August 27, is the last day for Pre-sale Carnival tickets and Livestock passes. And, all livestock must be in the barns by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

There is still time to get into Wednesday's Ravalli County Fair Parade. Drop by the Chamber of Commerce office at the Safeway parking lot at the US 93 and Main Street intersection in Hamilton. The parade will be on Main Street, starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. That's the same time that the exhibits and barns open for the public at the fairgrounds. The carnival opens at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Junior Art entries ready to be displayed at Ravalli County Fair. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)