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2021 Butler County Fair and other events slated for this summer

"Fun times for everyone" is what organizers are hoping many Butler Countians will experience this summer.  Many of those events will be a part of the 2021 Butler County Fair.  The fair will be taking the place of the Green River Catfish Festival this year due to unavailability of the city park.

In June, some events you can look forward to are the Green River Road Races, fishing tournaments, livestock show, and 4-H exhibits. 

The traditional catfish fishing tournament at the Green River is scheduled for June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Morgantown Boat Ramp.  There will be one tagged catfish worth $5,000.  There will also be many other tagged fish worth amounts ranging from $100 and up.

The Green River Road Races, which was held June 5, was separated into a 5 mile, 5K, and 1 mile race.  The 5-mile race was from Morgantown to Woodbury.  The 5K was from Cool Springs Road to Woodbury.  The 1-mile race, Kids Fun Run, was held at the Lock 4 Road in Woodbury.  

A livestock show will take place on June 29th at the Eva Hawes Ag Expo Center.  Check-in will be from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. with the show starting at 6:00 p.m.  The livestock shows will include beef heifer, market hog, sheep, and goat.  These will immediately follow the others.  There will also be many 4-H Exhibits that will take place at the Butler County Extension Office.  These exhibits will take place on June 28th-30th and July 1st-4th.   

In July, you will find 4-H exhibits, Power Wheels Crash-Up Derby, catfish wrastlin’, demolition derby, trail town float, beauty pageants, terrapin race, fireworks, and Fair on the Square.

Power Wheels Crash-Up Derby and the demolition derby are being held on July 2nd at the Fair Grounds on Old River Road.  The Power Wheels Crash-Up Derby has a 5:30 p.m. registration with the event to follow at 6:00 p.m.  The Demolition Derby will be starting at 6:00 p.m. and is A Top Dog Promotions Event.  There are two classes you can participate in for prize money.  Prize money will be given to those who place first, second, third, and maddog.

The Trail Town Kayak Challenge and Kayak Float will be taking place on July 3rd at the Butler County Park at Woodbury.  Registration is at 7:15 a.m. for both events.  The challenge race will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the float will begin at 8:15.  This will give participants the chance to enjoy the scenery of the Green River from Woodbury to Morgantown. 

Catfish wrastlin’ will take place at the Fair Grounds on Old River Road.  This event will have a 4:30 p.m. registration and begin at 5:00 p.m. on July 2nd.  The next day, you can head out to the Butler County High School Softball Field and participate in the terrapin race.  This event will have a 7:00 a.m. registration and the race will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The beauty pageants will also be held on July 3rd.  There will be a pageant for those who are 0-7 years of age.  Registration will be held at 9:00 a.m. and the pageant will begin at 10:00 a.m.  There will also be the Miss Butler County Beauty Pageants for those 8-21 years of age.  The registration will take place at 4:00 p.m. with the pageant starting at 5:00 p.m. 

Everyone knows you can’t celebrate the Fourth of July without fireworks!  The City of Morgantown will be putting on a firework show on July 4th for everyone. 

Fair on the Square will take place at Morgantown Square on July 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There will be vendors set up, inflatables for kids, old fashioned games, and even live music.  Morgantown Farmer’s Market is hosting Fair on the Square, while Firehouse Pizza hosts the live music in Firehouse Alley. 

For more information about these events, contact Morgantown City Hall or the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce.  


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Story by Jordan Dockery, Beech Tree News.  



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