• Shandon Strawberry Festival

Festivals

Each year Butler County hosts popular Ohio fairs and festivals! Throughout the year you can experience seasonal events that will create everlasting memories for the entire family.
 

IceFest
What better way to celebrate the snow and ice than with a chilly carving competition! IceFest is held bi-annually in January in downtown Hamilton. The City of Sculpture hosts this ice carving competition featuring over 40 tons of ice crafted into stunning sculptures. cityofsculpture.org
 

Oxford Wine & Craft Beer Festival
Sample fine wines and craft brews from the across the world while browsing works of art by local and regional artisans during this annual celebration held in May. The event, sponsored by the Oxford Chamber of Commerce, includes live music and culinary demonstrations. oxfordchamber.org
 

Shandon Strawberry Festival
Everyone loves strawberries, right? Well, the community of Shandon sure does. Each year in June, Shandon celebrates everything strawberry with the Annual Old Fashioned Strawberry Festival featuring Welsh traditions, an antique tractor show, and delicious strawberry snacks.
 

Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta
Be prepared to laugh until you cry during Butler County's wackiest summer festival, the Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta. The regatta is a people powered cardboard boat race on the lake at Voice of America MetroPark each July. yourmetroparks.net
 

Annual Antique and Classic Car Parade
The Butler County Antique and Classic Car Club hosts the Annual Jerry E. Moore Memorial Antique and Classic Car Parade in July each year. The parade showcases 300 classic cars, and features a car parade throughout Hamilton and Fairfield, a live musical celebration, and awards. antiquecars.org
 

Butler County Fair
Nothing says summer quite like the arrival of county fairs all across Ohio. The Butler County Fair is the counties biggest festival and attracts nearly 100,000 guests each summer, including some 1400 Junior Fair members. The fair boasts rides, games, livestock exhibits, and everyone's favorite...fair food! butlercountyohfair.org
 

Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Middletown's Smith Park each July as one of Butler County's most unique aerial festivals. This family fun festival features over 30 colorful hot air balloons, a laser light show, skydiving performances kids activities, fireworks, and more. ohiochallenge.com
 

Operation Pumpkin
Celebrate the most popular produce of the fall season: the pumpkin! Operation Pumpkin, Hamilton's pumpkin and art festival is held in historic downtown Hamilton celebrates all things pumpkin and features a giant pumpkin weigh-off, painted pumpkins, local artisans, pumpkin treats, and more! operation-pumpkin.org
 

For a full list of Butler County events, please visit our events calendar.