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We hope to see you at the 2023 Butler County Fair – July 12 through July 17!

All Times, Locations & Events are Subject to Change – Including Carnival Times (as they vary due to weather).

Tuesday – July 11

8:00am            Open Horse Show (ages 8 & Under) followed by 4-H Horse Show
6:00pm            UTV Driving Contest
7-9pm             4-H/FFA/Open Class Static Entry


Wednesday – July 12

8am-12pm       4-H/FFA/Open Class Static Entry
5pm-10pm       4-H/FFA Beef, Sheep, Goat, Swine, Rabbits & Poultry Arrive on Grounds
6:00pm            Pioneer Farm Family Award – Patio
6:30pm            Dwight Czech Dancers—Patio
7:00pm            Flag Retirement Ceremony (Location TBD day of event due to weather)
7-8pm              4-H/FFA Sheep & Goat Check In & Weigh In
7:30-8:30pm    Ostry Family Entertainment – Patio
8:00pm            4-H/FFA Poultry Broiler Weigh-In
8-9pm              4-H/FFA Beef Check In & Weigh In
8:30 – 11pm     Polka Dance w/ Angie Kriz and the Polka Tunes with Czech Club Food Stand – Patio
10:00pm           All animals must be in place (Beef, Sheep, Goat, Swine, Poultry & Rabbits)


Thursday – July 13

7-9am            4-H/FFA Swine Weigh In
8:00am          4-H/FFA Sheep & Goat Show
12-10pm        Exhibit Hall Open to Public
12:00pm        Barn Bar Opens
12:00pm        4-H Companion Animal Show
1:00pm          4-H Rabbit Show immediately followed by Open Class Small Animal & Rabbit Judging
6:00pm          DC Lynch Carnival Opens*
6:00pm          Local High School Dance Teams/Cheer Squads and Desiree’s Dancers Performance – Grandstand
6-10pm          Vendor Booths Open
6-9pm           Tasting Nebraska – Open Air {Tasting Tickets and Souvenir Glasses Sold Separately}
9-11pm          The Fun Pianos Dueling Pianos Show – Patio (Sponsored by Husker Electric)


Friday – July 14

7-9am            Omelet Breakfast – Patio
8:00am           4-H/FFA Broiler & Poultry Show (Broilers first) followed by Open Class Poultry Judging
9:30am           4-H/FFA Swine Show
10am              Petting Zoo & Pony Rides Open
10am-10pm    Exhibit Hall & Vendor Booths Open to Public
12:00pm          Barn Bar Opens
4-10pm           Rorring Remote Control Racing Opens
5pm               Open Class Static Pictures – Event Center
6pm               DC Lynch Carnival Opens*
7:30pm           Logan Mize with Wade Bowen Concert w/ Silas Creek
Gates Open at 7:00pm
Ticket Prices starting July 10—$35
Advanced Ticket Prices—$25
(All those attending, regardless of age, require a ticket)
Following concert—Jordan Schoch
9pm                 Teen Dance (Presented by Butler County Teammates) – Hain Building
10pm               Show & Shine Truck Show Light Display



Saturday – July 15

7-9am               Pancake & Sausage Breakfast—Patio
7:30am              Butler Co Health Care Center Scavenger Dash—Starting point at Barn Bar
Check-In begins at 7:00am  (Online pre-registration required)
8am                  4-H/FFA Beef Show
9am                  Horseshoe Pitching Contest—Patio
10am                Sand Volleyball
10am                Semi-Truck Show & Shine
10am                Petting Zoo & Pony Rides Open
10am-10pm      Exhibit Hall & Vendor Booths Open to Public

12:00pm            Barn Bar Opens
1:00pm              Static Exhibit Award Presentations & Pictures – Event Center
1:00pm              Team Roping—Horse Arena
2pm                   Turtle Race & Frog Jumping Contest (No snapping turtles)
4-7pm                Happy D Clown Face Painting—Open Air
4-10pm               Rorring Remote Control Racing Opens
5pm                    DC Lynch Carnival Opens*
5-7pm                Burger Bash (while supplies last)
6-7pm                Friends of David City Cow Pie Bingo—Arena
7pm                   Outlaw Tractor Pulls
Grandstand Admission  —No admittance in pits—
Adult $10
Children (6-12) $5
Children (5 & Under) FREE
Ticket Sales start at 5pm
9-1am                 Music by Loose Cannons—Patio
$5 Admission (Free Admission with Grandstand Ticket)


Sunday – July 16

9am-12pm        Car Show & Shine Registration
10am                Barn Bar Opens
10am                Bloody Mary Bar (while supplies last) – Barn Bar
10am                 Exhibit Hall & Vendor Booths Open to Public
10am                 Petting Zoo & Pony Rides Open
10am                 Round Robin Showmanship Contest
11am                 4-H/FFA Livestock Subsidy Auction & Awards—Show Arena
12-4pm              Car Show
1pm                  DC Lynch Carnival Opens*
1pm                  Kiddie Car Races, Kiddie Tractor Pulls & Kiddie Horse Racing—Open Air
1-3pm               Happy D Clown Face Painting—Open Air
3:30pm              Car Show Awards
5pm                  Parade (Presented by The Parade Committee)
6-8pm               Butler County Cuisine Night
6-10pm             Music by Kali Indiana with KC Cameron —Patio
6pm                  Release of Exhibits & Livestock
7:30pm              Exhibit Hall Closes  **Release of exhibits will continue Monday morning at 9am
4-H items will be at the Extension Office.
Open Class will be at the Fair Office.



Meet friends, taste delicious food, and pass the time with fantastic music and entertainment.


Butler County Extension

State 4-H Website

Butler County Tourism

Butler County Chamber of Commerce

Butler County 4-H Facebook Page

Butler County Fair Facebook Page


Event Center Info


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