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Fair and Music Festival Good For Economy

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MontanaFair, which is scheduled to run until Saturday, along with the Magic City Blues Festival that wrapped this past Sunday, is being seen as a big business boom for Billings.

The arrival of two big outdoor events is, in a way, welcome news for the business community, as Alex Tyson with the Billings Convention and Visitors Bureau said the multi-weekend closure of Billings Logan Airport has had a negative impact on area businesses. Tyson said since an average person spends $225 per day when staying overnight in Billings, events like the fair and the music festival benefits everybody.

"This is good for everybody. They can come to Billings and school shop and enjoy our amenities, take in a couple of concerts at the Midway, stay a night, and spend some money in our community," said Tyson.