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Monday:$7.00 per person
Tuesday through Saturday: $8.00 per person
$8.00 admission includes all Bates Brothers Amusement Rides!

“It began with a plow and grew into a family tradition.”

In 1947 a plowing contest was held on the Jack Roe property in Meridian. This was the birth of an idea to get the city folks, businessmen, and farmers together to better understand one another. Some farm organizations sponsored the educational program. The idea was so well received that it was decided to form an organization to keep the event alive. The organization became the Butler Farm Show, Inc., in 1948.



2017 Farm Show Announcement
The photo contest theme will be “Old Wooden Outhouses” and the quilt pattern is Autumn Tints.
More info on the quilt pattern here.


2016 Winners
The 2016 Winners page is updated daily!
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New Ride Provider!
Since 1965, Bates Bros. Amusement Co has been providing high quality mobile amusement rides and concessions at events throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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The Butler Farm Show is always happy to support our 4H youth!! Come out to the auction Saturday night!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to our friends at the Butler Farm Show for donating several sets of admission tickets for the 2017 show! Best week of the year! Bid on them at the Benefit Auction tomorrow...doors at the Vagabonds in Lyndora open at 4:30 p.m. and bidding starts at 6 p.m.

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The Butler Farm Show is saddened by the passing of Howard Halstead. Howard was a true friend of the farm show. He was a dairy farmer and also had an egg and vegetable route in the early years. Howard loved life, people, agriculture, his family, his church, and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He also enjoyed music and singing. He and his brothers sang as a quartet for several years. Howard enjoyed the farm show and was always there for the dairy show. He also enjoyed watching the tractor pulls and just walking around the grounds and visiting. He was involved in the farm show from the early days and told one of our directors that he was there the day they set the first post for the first dairy barn. Howard was a true friend and will be greatly missed. He was 93. ... See MoreSee Less

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The annual meeting of the Butler Farm Show, Inc. was held this evening. Nearly 100 members were in attendance. A wonderful meal was enjoyed by all. Special guests and the Junior Board were introduced followed by the annual membership business meeting. Six terms of board members were up for election. The incumbents were re-elected to a 3 year term. In the agricultural category-Dave Cox and Chuck Stephenson. In the non-ag category-Dianna Bowser, Ken Laughlin, Kevin Loomis, and Carol Miller. A very positive and enjoyable evening. Remember.....69th Butler Farm Show August 7-12, 2017! ... See MoreSee Less

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The farm show office is a flurry of activity for weeks leading up to the show and can be total chaos during Farm Show week. But amidst all the activities, our office man Jim found the time late every night for a Boyer's strawberry sundae!! ... See MoreSee Less

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An empty dairy barn filled with only memories of the fun, laughter, and excitement that filled it's interior just 6 weeks ago. It's bittersweet when your favorite fair is over for the year but we wait with much anticipation for next year's show when we do it all again, reunite with old friends and make new ones but most importantly we carry on and pass along the tradition to future generations. 69th Butler Farm Show- August 7-12, 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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