April 2022 – The County is issuing the specifics for the dirt work to be done at the new Expo Center/Fairgrounds. We are hopeful that it will be done, along with the electrical and sewers with gravel roads and parking by August of 2023. If that is the case, we will have a fair there with tents and porta potties much like when the fair began in 1856.
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.