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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.



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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It was a great joy to have Dutch Grabe back at the monthly board meeting tonight!! Dutch is recovering very, very well from the stroke he suffered early this year. Tonight was a great example of answered prayer! Welcome back Dutch!! ... See MoreSee Less

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It is with heavy heart that we bring you the news of the sudden passing of long time friend of the farm show, Laura Ristity. Laura passed on early this morning at her home. Her father, Gerald Kriley, was one of the founders of the farm show in 1947. Both Mr and Mrs Kriley remained active in the farm show until their passing. Laura was a very active volunteer and served in many capacities. She served on the awards committee and took over as superintendent of the farm products department after the 2016 farm show. Laura was a familiar face and will be greatly missed by many. Please keep her family in your thoughts and most importantly, in your prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are happy to report that Butler Farm Show director Dutch Grabe is recuperating very well from the stroke he suffered in January. Dutch has been getting out and able to go places, he's talking well, eating well, and getting around well!! We will all continue to keep him in our prayers. We miss seeing him at our board meetings!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Butler Farm Show Junior Board member Mitchell Kerr left this morning to attend auctioneer school in the state of Indiana. This has been a dream of his since he was a little boy. We are so pleased to have Mitchell on the Junior Board and part of the farm show. Mitchell was responsible for the outstanding restoration of the historic farm show plow last summer. In 2014 his family received the Eagle Bowl award at the farm show. We are also proud to say that he is a product of the Butler Co 4H program! All of us at the Butler Farm Show wish him the very best!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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