The sole purpose of the Butler County Agricultural Society shall be for the improvement of agricultural horticulture, better livestock, uniform domestic science and art, general community betterment, together with all other industrial commercial and educational interests of the County.
–The Butler County Agricultural Society Constitution & By-Laws, Article II
The Butler County Agricultural Society held its first gathering around the public square in Hamilton, Ohio on October 13-14 in 1836. That first fair was far from the expensive, neon-lit whirlwind exhibitions of today. Consisting mainly of a few wagons displaying the latest in farm implements (hoes, scythes, sickles, and grain tables) as well as small exhibits of produce and livestock, the fair was then considered a farmer’s holiday. People rode in from all over the county to view the exhibits, watch horse races and plowing matches (which often involved gambling), and to see the award winners…Read more
Board of Directors
The Butler County Agricultural Society is governed by a 10 member board. The Agricultural Society board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Fair Secretary’s Office. Select for a full list of board members and their departments.