The North Texas Fair and Rodeo begins today and the city and county of Denton each hope it will be a shot in the arm for their economies which have, like everywhere, been buffeted by the Coronavirus business downturn.
The North Texas Fair's nine day run continues through Sunday October 25th.
There will be Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday night beginning at 7:30 p.m.
There is also a full slate of concerts, carnival rides, cooking exhibitions and competitions.
In past years, the event has drawn about 100,000 people during the nine days.