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

Marvelous Mutts

Big Butler Fair Marvelous Mutts

Kara Gilmore and Nadja Palenzuela are the founders and owners of The Marvelous Mutts. 

Kara has been training dogs for over 20 years and performing with our team since the beginning. She is responsible for primary contact with organizers, clients and other performers. She is a master of communication, staying in touch with our fans all over the world through our social media channels. Now Kara’s focus is on performances near TMM HQ, taking care of the retired Marvelous Mutts at Hudson Valley Dog Farm and taking care of office duties for the team.

Nadja has been training, competing and performing with dogs in agility, dock diving and canine disc since 1999. Her dogs have reached the highest levels in every sport they have competed in: multiple world finalist disc dogs, national finalist agility dogs, and appearances on ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games and The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge with dock diving dogs. They are seasoned experts in media communications, having appeared on national shows like Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Early Show and The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as countless local media outlets where they have performed. Nadja's enthusiasm shows in every performance! 


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Big Butler Fair | Sponsor | Butler County Tourism
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