UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 social gathering restrictions imposed by the state of Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors of the Big Butler Fair announce with heavy hearts the cancellation of the 165th Big Butler Fair.  Not since the Civil War has the Fair been cancelled.  We hold in highest regard our exhibitors, volunteers, fairground staff, attendees, and the community at large and wish for all good health and well being.

As we cancel the 2020 Big Butler Fair, we also begin planning the 2021 Big Butler Fair scheduled for July 2-July 10.  We truly look forward to seeing our “Fair Family” again next year and appreciate your understanding during this time.

The Big Butler Fair

Always Over the Fourth

July 2 - July 10, 2021

Kids 6 and Under Free

About Us

The Big Butler Fair, now celebrating its 161st anniversary, is the largest agricultural fair in Western PA. The event draws over 100,000 people from across Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia to enjoy 9 days of food, fireworks, carnival rides, games, demolition derbies, concerts, truck pulls and the Y108 Freedom Festival. Our fair is considered by many to be the best of its kind in the country.

From our humble 1855 beginnings in Kearns Crossing to our current New Castle home, the Big Butler Fair has grown every year since its inception. We’re in our largest space to date and today we’re proud to bring in local musicians like The Clarks to comedians like Brad Matchett.

Additional Activities Include:

…and much, much more!

Important Reminders:

  • No pets allowed
  • No outside alcohol allowed. Alcohol sold at prespecified events.
  • The Fair does not have a specific closing time. Depending on crowds, concerts, day,  grandstand events and weather the Fair can stay open longer or close earlier. As a general rule of thumb, the fair closes around 11:00pm.

The Big Butler Fair provides a terrific opportunity for friends and family to spend time together. We are proud to bring people together and to be such a strong symbol of American family values. We also pride ourselves on being child-friendly, offering a daily petting zoo, camel rides, clowns and the Chainsaw Carving show.

Kids love the animals and games. Grown-ups love the music. We love bringing you exciting activities!

Click here to read about the history of the Big Butler Fair.

The Big Butler Fair

Always Over the Fourth

July 2 - July 10, 2021

Big Butler Fair
1127 New Castle Road
Prospect, PA 16052

Our Sponsors

Big Butler Fair | Sponsor | Butler County Tourism
Big Butler Fair Sponsor Profashion
Big Butler Fair Sponsor Patio Enclosures
Big Butler Fair Sponsor Russell Standard