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Fair set to return to Butler Co.

Published 5:12pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Butler County Fairgrounds will come alive on Sept. 26 with flashing lights, ringing bells and the smell of freshly made funnel cakes.

That’s when the 58th Butler County Fair, hosted by the Kiwanis Club and the Butler County Fair Association, will officially kick off.

“We are looking forward to a great fair this year,” Kiwanis Club member Richard Branum said. “We have entertainmentlined up, the livestock barn is being repaired, and booth sales are almost completed. We’ve already started having calls about when we will be open and what days the arts and crafts can be entered.”

Event organizers plan to have entertainment on each of the four nights, along with arts and crafts, a livestock competition and a flower show, which will be held in the American Legion building next to the fairgrounds.

Branum said all the proceeds from the fair will be donated back to the community.

“We take profits and donate it back into the city of Greenville and county,” Branum said.
“With such things as 25 Kids’ Christmas through Butler County Department of Human Resources and the Children’s Hospital. We do all kinds of donations.”

For children under 46 inches, admission is free, and it’s $2 for children under 5 feet. All adults and children over 5 feet will be $6. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. every day except Saturday, which will be 1 p.m. Armbands are available for $13 Wednesday to Friday.

“The Greenville Kiwanis Club and the Butler County Fair Association hope to see everyone at the fair this year,” Branum said.

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