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

Please check back for more information.  The below information is from last year's fair:


Bates County Fair

The 2017 Theme is "Country Roots and Cowboy Boots"

July 11 to 16, 2017
Bates County Fairgrounds in Butler, MO


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!