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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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And the winner is........... DENNY & PEARLS pizza and stromboli!!! Our people's choice award for favorite food concession stand at the Butler Farm Show goes to this very well respected Family who have been a part of our Butler Farm Show for over 25 years! Congratulations!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ok folks the Favorite food concession voting has ended!!! We will tabulate the votes and announce the winner tomorrow (Tuesday). Jim, our office manager seems to know what his favorite food is!! (This is an every evening ritual for him during Farm Show)! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey folks there's a little less than 24 hours left to tell us who your favorite Farm Show Food vendor is!!! The voting ends at 9:00pm on Monday. Scroll down to last Sunday's Post and comment who your favorite food concession stand is!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you like antique tractors? Farm Equipment? Household items?? Hit and miss engines?? If you do then you need to visit the American Heritage display at the 69th Butler Farm Show!! Walk through hundreds of antique tractors and equipment, see a threshing demonstration, visit the building filled with all types of household items, memorabilia, pictures and more!! Visit Vogel Valley Farm's miniature farm display! Make this area a "must see" part of your visit to the 69th farm show August 7-12! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're 24 days away and the excitement is building!!!! At last night's board of directors meeting a variety of last minute issues were finalized and some new additions were agreed upon. We'll keep you posted as these ideas become reality. Don't forget that all livestock entries are due today...... July 14th!!! Also don't forget to scroll down on our page and let us know who your favorite food stand is at the Butler Farm Show!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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