Butler, Warren county fairs set dates for 2018

  • Michael Pitman
  • Staff Writer
2:00 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 Entertainment
Thousands of people love to see the animals raised by local 4-H kids. Pictured is Adam Bundy, 10, of Okeana, who won junior champion with his pygmy wether goat at the Butler County Fair in 2014. GREG LYNCH/FILE

Are you ready for the Butler and Warren county fairs?

Staff Writer
The Butler County Fair will run in Hamilton from July 22-28 in 2018. This photo is from one of the final days at the fair in 2014. FILE PHOTO

While there are still several months before they start, you can start planning for them now. The Ohio Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released the official dates for the 2018 fair season, which includes Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.

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The Butler County Fair in Hamilton will run from July 22-28, and the Warren County Fair in Lebanon will run from July 16-21.

In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is responsible for helping to assure the safety of fair amusement rides, monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition and coordinating animal health efforts with local veterinarians.

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The Ohio State Fair in Columbus runs from July 25 through Aug. 5. STAFF REPORT

This 14-year old girl was among the brave who entered the 2017 Butler County Fair Demolition Derby.