The County is making progress with the new Expo Center and Fairgrounds.
The Welcome Center is under construction and expected to be finish by mid-summer. The Midway is paved and ready for the use. The County has begun work on the new Main Arena also to be finished by mid-summer. We are awaiting word from the VA on the potential of purchasing the west parking lot at the present fairground for a new VA Medical Clinic. If that happens that will free up money to begin construction on the EXPO Center. In the meantime, we will have the 98th Putnam County Fair at our present property August 1-10, 2024.
In 2019 the Putnam County Commission voted to purchase 187 acres on Tennessee Avenue, just west of Cookeville. A new Expo Center and Fairgrounds will be built there.
Other county services may also move out to this new location.