The first time the fair was canceled was during the Civil War. The second was during 2020.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – The Big Butler Fair is returning this summer.

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After a year off due to the pandemic, the board of directors announced this year’s fair will happen from Friday, July 2 to Saturday, July 10.

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According to the Butler Eagle, board members say they’re confident they can follow the governor’s COVID protocols.

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2020 was only the second time the fair had been canceled in its 165-year history. The first time was during the Civil War.