Putnam County Agricultural and Industrial Fair, Inc © 2014

PUTNAM   COUNTY  FAIR   AUGUST  3 - 12,   2017

John Allen, President

931-252-2755

Premiums, Concessions, Over-All Fair Operations, Board Organization and Management

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David Hunter, Vice President

931-265-7429

Chairs events and commercial space; media contact; Cookeville Carnival, Master of Ceremonies for stage events

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Jane Sadler, Secretary

931-783-0380

Co-Chair Operations and Events Committee, Board Promotion

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Wes Roberson

931-267-3539

Co-Chair Sponsorship Committee, Sponsor Relations, Member of the Events Committee, Western Horse Event, Open Walking Horse Show, JackPot Roping and Spring and Fall East Arena Events

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Gina Hooper

931-260-1678

Sponsorship Committee, Events Committee, Blue Grass Band Contest, Old Time Dance Contest, Fairest of the Fair Committee

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Brenda Gentry

931-267-4910

Assistant Treasurer, Co-Chair of Sponsorship Committee, Chair of Senior Citizen Day, Pacesetters and Special Children’s Day Programs, Chair “Kids and Family Day at the Fair” Committee.

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Jerry Swift

931-260-8040

Member of the Operations and Sponsorship Committees, Grounds Support and Motor Events

 

Matt Gaw

931-644-5059

Events and Sponsorship Committees, Chair of Dairy, Beef, Sheep and Goat Shows

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Sally Askew

931-261-0075

Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee, Member-Operations Committee; Chair-New Events Committee

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John Allen, President

931-252-2755

Premiums, Concessions, Over-All Fair Operations, Board Organization and Management

send email

 

David Hunter, Vice President

931-265-7429

Chairs events and commercial space; media contact; Cookeville Carnival, Master of Ceremonies for stage events

send email

 

Jane Sadler, Secretary

931-783-0380

Co-Chair Operations and Events Committee, Board Promotion

send email

 

Wes Roberson

931-267-3539

Co-Chair Sponsorship Committee, Sponsor Relations, Member of the Events Committee, Western Horse Event, Open Walking Horse Show, JackPot Roping and Spring and Fall East Arena Events

send email

 

Gina Hooper

931-260-1678

Sponsorship Committee, Events Committee, Blue Grass Band Contest, Old Time Dance Contest, Fairest of the Fair Committee

send email

 

Brenda Gentry

931-267-4910

Assistant Treasurer, Co-Chair of Sponsorship Committee, Chair of Senior Citizen Day, Pacesetters and Special Children’s Day Programs, Chair “Kids and Family Day at the Fair” Committee.

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Jerry Swift

931-260-8040

Member of the Operations and Sponsorship Committees, Grounds Support and Motor Events

 

Matt Gaw

931-644-5059

Events and Sponsorship Committees, Chair of Dairy, Beef, Sheep and Goat Shows

send email

 

Sally Askew

931-261-0075

Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee, Member-Operations Committee; Chair-New Events Committee

send email

 

 

 

John Allen, President

931-252-2755

Premiums, Concessions, Over-All Fair Operations, Board Organization and Management

send email

 

David Hunter, Vice President

931-265-7429

Chairs events and commercial space; media contact; Cookeville Carnival, Master of Ceremonies for stage events

send email

 

Jane Sadler, Secretary

931-783-0380

Co-Chair Operations and Events Committee, Board Promotion

send email

 

Wes Roberson

931-267-3539

Co-Chair Sponsorship Committee, Sponsor Relations, Member of the Events Committee, Western Horse Event, Open Walking Horse Show, JackPot Roping and Spring and Fall East Arena Events

send email

 

Gina Hooper

931-260-1678

Sponsorship Committee, Events Committee, Blue Grass Band Contest, Old Time Dance Contest, Fairest of the Fair Committee

send email

 

Brenda Gentry

931-267-4910

Assistant Treasurer, Co-Chair of Sponsorship Committee, Chair of Senior Citizen Day, Pacesetters and Special Children’s Day Programs, Chair “Kids and Family Day at the Fair” Committee.

send email

 

Jerry Swift

931-260-8040

Member of the Operations and Sponsorship Committees, Grounds Support and Motor Events

 

Matt Gaw

931-644-5059

Events and Sponsorship Committees, Chair of Dairy, Beef, Sheep and Goat Shows

send email

 

Sally Askew

931-261-0075

Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee, Member-Operations Committee; Chair-New Events Committee

send email

 

 

 

Q. What classes will be in the truck and tractor pull?

 

4200 Mini Truck

5200 Pro Street 2 WD

5500 Pro Stock

8000 Pro Stock Diesel

1000 Farm Tractor

 

 

Q. I do not see anything about entering the Photography contests. Do you have to be a member of a camera club??"    

 

You do not need to be a camera club member to participate.  In fact, Cookeville Camera Club members are only allowed to participate in the two Professional categories.  Members are not permitted to enter photos in the 17 Amateur categories.

 

 

Information about the photography contest is best found in the "Fair Book".  It can be found at the Putnam County UT Extension office at 900 S. Walnut Ave., Cookeville (west side of the fairgrounds).  Or, perhaps it would be easier to download the book from the fair website at www.putnamcountyfair.org.  Once on the website, there is a green link on the left side of the page, "FAIR BOOK".  The first few pages of the Fair Book are un-numbered, but the numbers begin just after the table of contents.

 

The following pages are important:

 

Page 1, upper half.  Here you will find information as to when and where to bring your photo entries, notification about required barcodes, and a few other Fair requirements.

 

Page 7.  Most of this page describes the Photography Contest and its requirements in detail.  To ensure you are not disappointed, please read the Photography rules carefully.

 

Pages 28 & 29.  Here you will find further information about the required bar codes and other entry requirements.  Submitting the entry form will allow Fair personnel to pre-print your bar codes in order to reduce waiting time during the entry drop-off time on Saturday morning, July 30.  I recommend having the bar codes pre-printed!

 

We look forward to your participation this year.  We have a lot of people who eagerly submit photos every year.

 

 

Q. What date is family night since that is the most afforable time to take the kids?

 

Saturday, July 30 10a – 2p free admission, reduced armbands to ride on the midway

 

Sunday, July 31 11a – 2p kids under 12 free.

 

Tuesday, August 2, Admission $3

 

Q. How can I enter the rodeo?

 

Please call Danny Hedrick at 865-556-9154 if you want to enter the rodeo.

 

Q. Is there a petting zoo and can we feed the animals?

 

The petting zoo will have 15 animals and will be located in the West Exhibit Hall

 

Q. When coming to a concert are you allowed to bring a cooler (soda, water, etc.) and snacks inside?

 

No coolers, no back packs, or food and drinks from the outside allowed on the grounds.

 

Q. How will we know if a grandstand event is cancelled due to rain?

 

If a show is cancelled, it will be announced on the radio and on this website.

 

Here are some grandstand facts you should know:

  No one allowed in the center arena before 2 :00 PM

  No smoking in grandstand or arena before or during an event

  No outside food, no coolers.

 

Q. What kind of food will be at the fair?

 

The food at the fair this year is awesome! It includes items at some new concessions. We have pizza, home cooking, the best hamburgers in the world, pulled pork sliders, barbeque potatoes, ribs, corn on the cob, fresh fruit cups, veggie cups (ranch dip too), trail mix, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, bananas and so much more. Of course there is the usual carnival food fare of candy apples, cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs, etc. And yes, you can also get deep-fried mushrooms, onions, pickles and even Oreos.

 

Q. I would like to enter some houseplants in the fair but how do I keep them watered?

 

Not to worry, we've got you covered! Every day one of the Master Gardeners checks each plant with a sensing device to see if it needs watering, and will give your plants the appropriate amount of water every day. We love Master Gardeners and they are an important part of the fair!

 

Q. How much are the carnival rides?

 

Armbands sell for $15 to $20 depending on the day/evening.

 

Q. Where does the fair money go?

 

All profits are reinvested in the fair either in fairground improvements or in the program for the following year’s fair.

 

For example…the fair made a $10,000 profit in 2015.  Of that profit $5,000 will support Senior Citizens Day, Pacesetters program and Special Children’s Day.  An additional $5,000 has been spent on fairground improvements which included paint for the buildings inside; to buy two additional water cooling fans for use during the fair; and enclosed one of the exhibit areas in the North Exhibit Hall to store all the fans and signs belonging to the fair board.

 

Q. Where can the fair books be found in town?

 

The fair books will be available in 2016 at 150 locations from Monterey to Baxter: the County Extension Office on South Willow, the Putnam Farmers' Co-op on W. Broad, at most banks, some grocery stores, all over the county.  You can also view the book on this website. It may take awhile to download, depending on your computer and internet connection, so give it time. View it  View it here

 

Q. Does it cost to see the events like monster trucks?

 

Admission to the fair that night is $5.  There is no additional cost unless you decide to ride in one of the trucks…if rides are offered before the show then that cost is extra.

 

 

Thank you to Sandy Miller for the Theme Photography

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