BUTTE — The Butte Montana Folk Festival is bringing in more tourists from out of state.
In previous years of the festival, around 25 percent of attendees were from out of state. Organizers of the festival say now there are about 65 percent of attendees coming from outside Montana.
Which is good news for Butte’s economy because most out-of-state tourists tend to spend more money.
“They have to rent rooms, they have to buy gas, they have to buy dinner. You know, it's just a bigger result from the tourism dollar if people are coming from out-of-state,” said festival organizer George Everett.
Organizers believe the rise in out-of-state tourists is due to the broader marketing campaign.
The festival will return next summer, July 10 - 12.
More information can be found on their website.