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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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We are thankful for our many volunteers, exhibitors, spectators and we are very excited to be voted the best summer event in Butler Co! Thanks to you all for your wonderful support!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are saddened to report the passing of David Allen. David Allen and the road work band performed traditional country music at the Farm Show for several years and was scheduled to be at this year's Farm Show on Friday August 11th. The entertainment committee is working with members of the Road Work band to fill the date. We'll keep you posted on who will be filling the date. Our sympathies to David's family. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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