Until the Butler Farm Show!

Ticket Information

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.



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2016 Schedule Released
The schedule of events for the Farm Show is now available
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2016 Exhibitors Information
The Premium (Rule) Book and Entry Forms are available for all exhibitors.
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The Butler Farm Show is the roundup for 4H and FFA youth in Butler Co. Many of the nearly 400 4H and FFA members in the county will be exhibiting at the farm show.. The highlight of the week is the annual Jr livestock auction on Thursday evening followed by the annual youth awards on Friday evening. Just like other farm show committees, the livestock sale committee works very, very hard all year round to pull off this exciting event for our wonderful participants. The community has been great supporters of the for many years. While at the farm show, check out the Junior exhibits and if you have time stop by the auctions and the awards ceremony!! ... See MoreSee Less

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As many of you know in 1947 a plowing contest was held on the property where the Butler Farm Show is now. This is a picture of Butler twp farmer Nelson Caldwell. Mr Caldwell competed in many of the plowing contests including the first. In a few days the Butler Farm Show board of directors has a very exciting announcement pertaining to our heritage and our humble beginnings. Keep watching our Facebook Page and we're hoping that you all will be as excited as we are!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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As the countdown to the 68th Butler Farm Show continues...... each day brings a reminder that we are getting closer. The fountain on the lake is up and running!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever wonder how over 300 commercial exhibitors and food concessions get placed on the farm show grounds? Well, the space committee works year around with existing, new, and potential vendors. A mapping and numbering system is used so laying out the grounds can be done from the desk of the director and a workable layout is plotted ensuring that no vendors with like products will be placed close to one another. Approximately 1 1/2 miles of frontage is plotted as well as the dozen tents that are used. When visiting the farm show and you notice these peculiar yellow numbers painted on the floors and streets, now you'll know what their purpose is. Come see us August 8-13. ... See MoreSee Less

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