Putnam County Fair Begins July 29

45th annual event continues through Sunday

The 45th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair opens on Friday, July 29, in Carmel, and continues on Saturday and Sunday with music, games, crafts and animals.

Kids and goats at the Putnam County Fair (photo provided)

Kids and goats at the Putnam County Fair (photo provided)

The fair also includes contests for photography, quilts, baked goods, vegetables and crafts. (You don’t have to be a 4-H member to enter.) There will be a Master Gardener Plant Sale, a Country Auction at 3 p.m. on Saturday of tools, paintings, antique farm equipment and patio furniture, and visits from Tony’s World of Science and Magic. Plus, pet shows, a youth talent show, face painting, Civil War and Revolutionary War encampments, horse demonstrations, a fishing contest and a chicken barbecue at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The fair takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road. Admission and parking are free. Only dogs pre-registered for the dog show are allowed on the fairgrounds.

For more information, and to register for contests, visit the website of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, which sponsors the fair, at putnam.cce.cornell.edu.

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