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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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Congratulations to Butler Farm Show Junior Board member Madeline McEachin on becoming the 2017 Pennsylvania Fair Queen! ... See MoreSee Less

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Butler Farm show Jr board member Madeline McEachin is also the 2016 Butler Fair Queen and will be competing for the title of Pennsylvania State Fair Queen this weekend at the PSACF convention in Hershey. Fair officials from all 67 PA counties will be in attendance at the 4 day event. Several Butler Farm Show directors are currently enroute to Hershey. We wish them all a safe trip and a successful convention! Good luck Maddie!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Shirlann Harmon of Evans City, a newly elected member of the Butler Farm Show Junior Board and a Butler Co 4H member. She won 2nd place in the senior vocal division at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show talent contest this afternoon. She is shown here with deputy secretary of agriculture, Greg Hostetter. Congratulations Shirlann - you make Butler Co proud!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy 86th birthday to director Elmer Colteryahn!! Elmer has been a mainstay of the farm show for many many years. Everybody stops by "Elmer's corner" for a cold ice tea or an ear of corn! Not as active as he once was, Elmer has the farm show in his heart and he is constantly thinking of new ideas or sketching plans to show other board members!! Happy birthday Elmer!! We love you!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Butler Farm Show is saddened to report the loss of a great friend. Don Hunter, a former agricultural agent with Penn State Extension, passed away last night at the home of his daughter in Texas. Don had been in failing health. He tended a flock of sheep of his own in Mercer County and also enjoyed his team of Haflinger draft horses. Before he began his career in extension he worked on various livestock farms including farms in Iowa and Oregon. During his time with extension in Butler Co he worked with general livestock and 4H livestock. Don was a wonderful advocate for agriculture, especially the livestock and sheep industry. Our sympathies to his family. ... See MoreSee Less

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