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Butterfield Family Pavilion

Max Occupancy 250

Pavilion Features

This 5,000-square-foot building was the original 4-H building for the county fairs once held here. Keeping with the historical flavor of the building, the original interior and elegance remains, but with the added amenities of handicap-accessible restrooms, kitchen equipped with sink, refrigerator, and stove for warming, and a seating capacity of 250.  Plenty of space for wedding receptions, graduation parties, group meetings, and entertainment needs.

The pavilion is a seasonal building that is open from April 15 to October 15 (approximately). Please note, the pavilion is not heated or air-conditioned.

Guests are advised to dress appropriately for the weather. 

Take a 360 tour: Fairground Park Butterfield Pavilion  

Reservation Information

  • Standard Rate:  $725
  • Resident Rate:  $695
  • Stage: $60

The pavilion may be reserved for the current year and the upcoming year. Prices include table and chair set-up for up to 250 and includes use of the kitchen. A non-refundable full payment for pavilion reservations is due when making the reservation. Reservations are one day beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 12 midnight.

Want to set up the day before your reservation? We now offer a discounted early set-up fee on Monday through Friday only. You may have access to the pavilion at 4 p.m. the day before your reservation for only $290 plus tax. This fee only applies with a fully paid primary reservation.

Additional Notes:
The building is available for viewing Mondays from 1-3 pm and Wednesdays from 11 am-3 pm.  Arrangements can be made through the Valpo Parks Office.

For reservation information, call the parks office at 219-462-5144 or email Cassey at  All rental fees are subject to Indiana sales tax and are non-refundable. 

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