Butler County Fair
Since 1851, visitors to the Butler County Fair in Hamilton have been walking through the gates of the fairgrounds to explore, get educated, eat and have some fun.
The annual event takes place this year from July 21-27 and celebrates all years of the fair with the motto “Preserve the past, embrace the present, envision the future.”
There are several special attractions, including:
• Garden Tractor Pull: 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Grandstand
• Monster Trucks: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Grandstand
• Demolition Derby: 7 p.m. Monday, July 22 at the Grandstand
• Antique Tractor Pull: Noon Tuesday, July 23 at the Grandstand
• Open-to-all Tractor Pull: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Grandstand
• World Champion Rodeo: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24; includes stick horse races for children, multiple age groups
• NTPA Truck and Tractor Pull: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at the Grandstand
• Bear Hollow Wood Carving: Wood carving demonstrations all week long; auction at 5 p.m. Friday, July 27
• Homemade Wine and Craft Beer Competition: 2 p.m. Friday, July 26 in the lobby of the event center on the fairgrounds
• Demolition Derby: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26 at the Grandstand
• Cincinnati Circus: Classic circus acts begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27
• The Milking Parlor: At noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday there are cow-milking demonstrations and the opportunity to ask questions of farmers
In addition to these events, there are animal shows and exhibits, art exhibits, games, craft vendors, and of course … food. Lots of food. And not just from vendors: There will be a cake and pie auction for those who need some homemade sweets.
Other activities at the Butler County Fair include a flower show, quilt show and auction, fine arts exhibit and more.
The Farm Zone is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily throughout the week of the fair.
One of the highlights of this year’s fair is a “Grow the Biggest Cabbage” contest for youth ages 5-19. Cabbages will be judged by weight in each age category.
Participants have been growing three cabbage plants since the beginning of May to enter into the contest.
Need more information on the Butler County Fair? Check out the annual Fairbook online at butlercountyohfair.org.
HOW TO GO
What: 169th Butler County Fair
Where: 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton
When: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily July 21-27, 2019
More info: https://butlercountyohfair.org