Cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers and their animals are gathering in Rapid City this week for the annual Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. Over 330,000 people from around the region and beyond are expected to attend the event at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds. Organizers say it’s the second largest event in South Dakota, following the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The ten day event includes a ranch rodeo, cattle show and sales, sheep dog trials, ranch horse competition, agriculture discussions, a western art show, live music and more. Ron Jeffries, general manager of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, joined Dakota Midday and discussed the history of the event and some of its special attractions.