Bates County Fair

The 2019 Theme is "Small Town Showdown". 

July 9 - 13, 2019
Bates County Fairgrounds in Butler, MO

Department J: Junior Division

Junior Rules (PDF)

In-Building Entries:

4-H In-building Exhibit Guidelines (PDF) DON'T FORGET...4-H Evaluation Day is on MONDAY,  July 8.
FFA Division/FFA Ag Mechanics (PDF)

Demonstration Day:
Demonstration Day will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at the Bates County Fair Youth Building beginning at 4:30.
Demonstration Day ENTRY FORM (PDF)

Fashion Review:
The Bates County Fashion Review will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at the 1st Christian Church in Butler. The judging will take place at 1:00.  You may pick up your garments to be worn for Fashion Review at the fairgrounds and then return them after the fashion show. The fashion show will take place at the Bash right before the talent show, approximately at 6:30 p.m. The Bash begins directly after the fair parade.
Clothes You Make ENTRY FORM (PDF)
Clothes You Buy ENTRY FORM (PDF)
Clothes You Knit/Crochet ENTRY FORM (PDF)


Livestock Entries:

Livestock Rules (PDF)
Health Requirements (PDF)

Junior Beef Show (PDF)
Beef Entry Form (PDF)
Junior Goat Show (PDF)
   **Goat Nomination form (PDF) due to Fair Board by June 1
Junior Goat Entry Form (PDF)

4-H / FFA Horse Show Rules (PDF)
4-H / FFA Horse Show Bill (PDF)
ENTRY FORM: 4-H / FFA Horse Show

Junior Poultry Show (PDF)
State Veterinary's Office Poultry Letter
ENTRY FORM: Poultry Show (PDF)

Junior Rabbit Show (PDF)
ENTRY FORM: Rabbit Show (PDF)

Junior Sheep Show (PDF)
    **Sheep Nomination form (PDF) due to Fair Board by June 1
Junior Sheep Entry Form (PDF)
Junior Swine Show (PDF)   
    **Swine Ear Notch Nomination form (PDF)  due to Fair Board by June 1
Junior Swine Entry Form (PDF)

Pee Wee Small Animal Show (PDF)
ENTRY FORM: Pee Wee Livestock (PDF)

Sheep, goat and swine nomination forms are not required for out-of-county exhibitors.
(Appleton City FFA is considered in-county.)

Department O: Open Division

Open Division: In-Building
Open Division: Draft Horse and Mule Show Bill
ENTRY FORM: Draft Horse and Mule Show