Experience new & treasured traditions at Butler County Fair this week

Ricardo Flores of the Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show, runs to keep up with the spinning ring. The thrill show, which boasts a high-wire act, a globe of death, and an aerial swaypole where daredevils perch 60 feet up in the air, is one of the new attractions at the Warren County Fair this year. CONTRIBUTED

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Ricardo Flores of the Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show, runs to keep up with the spinning ring. The thrill show, which boasts a high-wire act, a globe of death, and an aerial swaypole where daredevils perch 60 feet up in the air, is one of the new attractions at the Warren County Fair this year. CONTRIBUTED

All county fairs share a great deal in common as far as food and entertainment, but here are the unique features you can expect at this year’s Butler County Fair.

The Butler County Fair’s evening entertainment includes a rodeo, a demolition derby, and three kinds of tractor pulls (garden, antique, and semi).

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The Hurricane ride spins during the Butler County Fair in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

The Hurricane ride spins during the Butler County Fair in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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The Hurricane ride spins during the Butler County Fair in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Traditional favorites

The major draws at the Butler County Fair are the demolition derby and the tractor pulls — causing the fair parking lot to overflow, forcing folks to park at Hamilton schools — and Triple Treat Shows, the family-owned, Cincinnati-based carnival company that provides the rides.

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New at the fair

Broken Horn Rodeo, a family-owned rodeo company based in Ripley, Ohio, is providing the bull-riding and roping fun at the Butler County Fair for the first time. This is also the second year for the Cincinnati Circus, a full-service, Cincinnati-based circus entertainment company that does over 150 acts, from daredevil stunts to comedy and hypnosis.

  

Special deals

Wednesday, July 25, is both Senior and Veterans Day, where seniors and military veterans receive free admission. Sunday is Farm Bureau Day, where member farmers receive free admission.

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Vehicles drive around in a figure eight on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, during the demolition derby at the Warren County Fair in Lebanon. Staff file photo by Apryl Pilolli

Credit: Apryl Pilolli

Vehicles drive around in a figure eight on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, during the demolition derby at the Warren County Fair in Lebanon. Staff file photo by Apryl Pilolli

Credit: Apryl Pilolli

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Vehicles drive around in a figure eight on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, during the demolition derby at the Warren County Fair in Lebanon. Staff file photo by Apryl Pilolli

Credit: Apryl Pilolli

Credit: Apryl Pilolli

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WANT TO GO?

What: Butler County Fair

Where: Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton

When: July 22-28

Cost: $8 (adults), $3 (children aged 6-12)

More info: 513-892-1423 or www.butlercountyohfair.org

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