Putnam County Fair

155 Fairgrounds Lane
Cookeville, TN 38501


"History Speaks Loudly of the Value of the Putnam County Fair"

The six Boyd Brothers at the Putnam County Fair in 1938 showing registered Jerseys - from left to right - Henry, John H., Aubrey, Asberry, Dibrell, and Hartford Boyd. DibreH's son. Dr. George Boyd continues the family's legacy of support for the county fair by serving as Chair of the Open Dairy Show each year, and his Mother, Jane serves as a volunteer this year In the Exhibit Hall/Cultural Arts Building.

The Putnam County Fair has a rich heritage as a strong foundation for every fair that follows...the 88th Putnam County Fair has been planned with that rich history in mind.

The Board of the Putnam County Fair - in cooperation with Putnam County Archives -- began to assemble some of that history this year in calling on the public to help us by sharing pictures they have of past fairs. The public has responded generously by sharing photos, posters, and artifacts from many of the eighty-seven (87) fairs held before this one.

We hope when people stop and recall this year's fair it will be with the same joy and enthusiasm we remember past fairs and with the same care we have tried to create this historical display and the 88th Putnam County Fair.

Bennie Carol Phillips Mason exhibited the Champion Black Angus Cow at a fair in the 60s. She and her husband live near the Bangham Community today and are antique car buffs.

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