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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Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!! Many romances have blossomed at the Butler Farm Show and many of those romances led two people in love down the aisle of a church where life long commitments were vowed to each other in the presence of God, family and friends! If you remember that spark of romance, share your story with us! Was it in the dairy barns? The Midway? The 4H/FFA dance? Tell us and you'll be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the 2017 Butler Farm Show!! ... 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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The Butler Farm Show grounds lies in dormancy as the cold winter wind blows and the sun shines down forcing what little warmth it can on the tightly buckled up buildings. Let's think positive.....In 210 days the gates will swing wide open for the 69th farm show, August 7-12. The directors and all the other volunteer committees have been hard at work putting together another fabulous show! We'll be bringing you updates so keep watching! ... See MoreSee Less

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