The 2018 Bates County Fair is currently in the planning stages.

The 2018 Bates County Fair page is currently under construction. We will be adding items as they become available. Please check back for more information.  

Bates County Fair

The 2018 Theme is "One Great County, One Great Fair". 

July 10 - 14, 2018
Bates County Fairgrounds in Butler, MO

  • Fair schedule (PDF)  

  • General information (PDF)


Livestock Rules (PDF)
Health requirements (PDF)

Department O: Open Division

Open Division In-building (PDF)
Open Draft Horses and Mules Show (PDF)

Department J: Junior Division

4-H In-building Exhibit Guidelines (PDF)
4-H/FFA Horse Show (PDF)
FFA Division/FFA Ag Mechanics (PDF)
Junior Rules (PDF)
Junior Beef Show (PDF)  
Junior Goat Show (PDF)
   **Sheep/Goat Nomination form (PDF) due to Fair Board by June 1
Junior Poultry Show (PDF)
Junior Rabbit Show (PDF)
Junior Sheep Show (PDF)
    **Sheep/Goat Nomination form (PDF) due to Fair Board by June 1 
Junior Swine Show (PDF)   
    **Swine Ear Notch Nomination form (PDF)  due to Fair Board by June 1
Pee Wee Small Animal Show (PDF)
Junior Livestock Judging (PDF)
Sheep, goat and swine nomination forms are not required for out-of-county exhibitors.
(Appleton City FFA is considered in-county.)

Entry Forms

Please watch forms for dates and mailing addresses...some are different!

FFA (Ag Mechanics: non-livestock) (PDF)  
Junior Livestock (PDF)
Junior Horse Show 4-H/FFA Entry (PDF)
Junior Poultry Show Entry (PDF)
Junior Rabbit Show Entry (PDF)
Pee Wee Livestock Entry (PDF)
Open Draft Horse and Mule Show (PDF)