UPDATE: The Big Butler Fair Board of Directors are happy to announce that the 2021 Big Butler Fair is a GO!

The Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF) and The Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Association (PSSA) collaborated to create a plan to allow for the safe reopening of the fair industry this year, while acknowledging the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and offering a variety of mitigation measures to protect the health of all event employees and guests. LEARN MORE

The Big Butler Fair

Always Over the Fourth

July 2 - July 10, 2021

Kids 6 and Under Free

Board of Directors

Butler Fair & Agricultural Association

Officers

  • President - Mike Roenigk
  • Vice President - Gavon Slater
  • Treasurer - Dave Herold
  • Secretary - Dr. Harold Dunn

Operating Committee

  • Dave Herold
  • Marlin Sarvey

Board of Directors

  • Clint Cehily
  • Dr. Harold Dunn
  • Dave Herold
  • Harold Kennedy
  • Dereke Lovich
  • Paul Merten III
  • Adam Roenigk
  • Ben Roenigk
  • Mike Roenigk
  • Stephen Rome
  • Marlin Sarvey
  • Gavon Slater
  • Denny McLaughlin - Director Emeritus

Junior Fair Board

  • Rebecca Achezinski
  • Whitney Kunzler
  • Alexis Roenigk
  • Ray Boldstridge
  • Jeff Larson
  • Gavin Roenigk
  • Randi Foertsch
  • Christie Lauer
  • Erin Turner
  • Connor Harvey
  • Sydney Merten
  • Kayla Tuzikow
  • Ryan Kennedy
  • Amanda Priscilla

Advertising & Promotion

  • Clint Cehily
  • Ben Roenigk
  • Dave Herold
  • Gavon Slater

Animal Regulation & Welfare

  • Dr. Harold Dunn
  • Dereke Lovich
  • Harold Kennedy
  • Paul Merten III

Building & Grounds

  • Dave Herold
  • Adam Roenigk
  • Marlin Sarvey
  • Dereke Lovich
  • Stephen Rome
  • Gavon Slater

Carnival

  • Dave Herold
  • Harold Kennedy
  • Ben Roenigk
  • Marlin Sarvey

Concessions

  • Clint Cehily
  • Larry Hays
  • Gavon Slater

COVID-19 Response

  • Stephan Rome - Chair
  • Clint Cehily
  • Dereke Lovich
  • Dave Herold
  • Paul Merten III

Electricians - Fair Authorized

  • Slater Electric & Sons Inc.

Emergency Services

  • Dave Harold
  • Stephen Rome
  • Gavon Slater

Entertainment

  • Clint Cehily
  • Adam Roenigk
  • Ben Roenigk
  • Dave Harold
  • Gavon Slater

Fair Queen

  • Beverly Everly
  • Beth Flick
  • Harold Kennedy
  • Anne Flick
  • Judy Kennedy
  • Karla McEachin

Fair Week Ticket Coordinators

  • Dr. Harold Dunn
  • Dave Harold

Farm & Home Horticulture

  • Paul Merten III
  • Julie Worst

Gates

  • Clint Cehily
  • Harold Kennedy
  • Adam Roenigk
  • Dave Herold
  • Paul Merten III
  • Ben Roenigk
  • Stephen Rome

Grounds Keeper/Maintenance

  • Gavon Slater
  • April Windhorst

Ground Rental

  • Gavon Slater - 724-306-1060
  • Adam Roenigk

Long Range Planning - Budget & Audit

  • Dr. Harold Dunn
  • Marlin Sarvey

Museum Coordinator

  • Barbara Meyers

Parking & Traffic Control

  • Clint Cehily
  • Paul Merten III
  • Stephen Rome
  • Dereke Lovich
  • Marlin Sarvey

Poultry & Livestock

  • Clint Cehily
  • Dereke Lovich
  • Amanda Miller
  • Dr. Harold Dunn
  • Sara Mabold
  • Paul Merten III
  • Rich Morgan

Public Relations & Media

  • Clint Cehily
  • Dr. Harold Dunn
  • Harold Kennedy
  • Ben Roenigk

Race Horse

  • Kathy Dunn
  • Gavon Slater

Security

  • Dave Harold
  • Stephen Rome

Sponsorship

  • Clint Cehily
  • Dave Herold
  • Harold Kennedy
  • Gavon Slater

Winter Storage

  • Gavon Slater
  • April Windhorst

Youth Awards

  • Danielle Helch
  • Jean Kummer
  • Paul Merten III
  • Amy Metrick
  • Amanda Priscilla
  • Coltin Priscilla
  • Patty Rassau
  • Shelly Schwalm
  • Esther Seebacher
  • Becky Tyson

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about the volunteers who work year-round to make the Big Butler Fair memorable and fun for families.

With our 165+ years of rich history, our volunteers who strive to make the Big Butler Fair possible enjoy seeing the smiling faces of fairgoers each summer and watching the event grow each year. They not only view the Fair as an event, but as a piece of American history!

The Big Butler Fair is a culmination of the efforts of so many caring individuals, and it takes a lot of work and dedication. We are always looking for volunteers—from ticketing assistance to concessions management—to keep this outstanding tradition of the Fair thriving in our community.

If you are interested in volunteering to help continue the traditions of the Big Butler Fair, please call us at 724-865-2400.

We’ll see you at the Fair!

Our Sponsors

Big Butler Fair Sponsor Beyond Spots & Dots
Big Butler Fair | Sponsor | Armstrong
Big Butler Fair Sponsor Lola Energy
Big Butler Fair | Sponsor | The Marines Pittsburgh