The Kentucky Elk Country Expo is underway in Knott County.
County officials claim the area is the "Elk Capital of The East" and say the animal plays an important role in tourism for the county.
More than 40 vendors are set up at the expo with information on a variety of elk related activities.
You can also find guns, wild game cookbooks, and crafts.
Randy Thompson, Knott County Judge Executive says, “People will pay to do what we do for free and people will come in and spend there money and that's what we want them to do and take advantage of this, we just have a beautiful part of the country.”
The event runs until nine Friday night and is open from eight to five Saturday.
Adult admission is five dollars.
The event is beig held at the Knott County Sportsplex