Butler County Fair

101 South Main Street
Allison, IA 50602

The Butler County Fair was established in 1856 and was originally called "The Butler County Agricultural and Horticultural Society".  Even in an era when villages had not yet become towns, the early settlers of the area recognized the need to advance and educate the increasing rural population.  The Association minutes from 1866 read "The object of the Butler County Agricultural and Horticultural Society is to prepare suitable buildings and enclose grounds for the purpose of holding fairs and to offer suitable premiums for the encouragement of Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical pursuits and the improvement of stock and productions of Butler County."  It wasn't until the 31st annual fair that the association settled on it's present location in Allison.

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