With rotating themes and venues, along with a commitment to details, the Big Event is something you don't want to miss. These fully immersive productions bring members of the community together for an evening full of fun and surprises.

Guests last year found themselves entering a speakeasy inside a renovated Art Deco Bank, and were treated to live music, signature cocktails, games of chance, cigarette strollers, an ersatz horse race, and an unforgettable raffle utilizing the bank's period safety deposit boxes. The evening wrapped up with a surprise raid from a less than reputable federal agent.

Read below for additional details on this year's Big Event, "The Night Carnival."."

The Night Carnival
Saturday, October 5th
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
At The Butler County Fairgrounds

Guests to this year's Night Carnival will find themselves transported to a magical party that will last for one night only!  As they wander among the pathways and decorations, they can choose which of the offerings below that they will interact with... 


Tempt your taste buds with gourmet Popcorn & Cotton Candy from la Puf Sweets, Frankfurters & Custard from Freddy’s, and Beer from Municipal Brew Works, and Miller-Coors.


Test your skill at some carnival classics or join in on the Silent Auction.  You can also enter the signature raffle for your chance to “Burst a Balloon” and win a fabulous prize!


You won’t believe your eyes as you gaze at the amazing performers from The Cincinnati Circus Company.  Marvel at the Living Mermaid, Mystical Fortune Teller, Cabinet of Curiosities, and more!  Make sure to stop by the Sideshow Main Stage for the headliner acts.

Admission Tickets

General Admission to the Night Carnival is $50/person.  Purchasing a General Admission ticket gains you entry into the Night Carnival and access to all performances throughout the event.  You will also receive (2) complementary Activity Tickets with your purchase.

Activity Tickets

During the event, guests who would like to play specific games, participate in the Signature Raffle, or purchase food/beverages may do so by using Activity Tickets.  Activity Tickets may be purchased anytime during the event for $5/ticket.  Additionally, guests may choose to purchase a Deluxe Admission ticket for $75/person, which includes  (1) General Admission ticket, (7) Activity tickets, and a Special Gift.  All of these items will be distributed at check-in on the night of the event.



Many children in our community are faced with precarious paths to travel. Learn how attending The Night Carnival can help these kids maintain their balance in order to reach their biggest possible futures.