2023 Putnam County Fair is June 19-24

Putnam County Fair Website

Fair Entry Website

4-H Online Website

Junior Fair Board

  • 2023 Junior Fair Board Application - Due December 2, 2022
  • The mission of this organization is to conduct and promote the Junior Fair programs of Putnam County through 4-H and FFA Leadership. The Junior Fairboard is open to all 4-H youth who are currently in grades 9 through 12. It is a great opportunity to help coordinate events at the Putnam County Fair and to be a part of a dynamic team of older 4-H/FFA members!

    To apply for the Junior Fairboard you will need to fill out an application have your club advisor fill out the recommendation form and return both forms to the Extension office by 4:30 PM on December 2, 2022. You will also need to call the Extension Office and make an appointment for your interview. Interviews will be held on TBA.

    2023 Jr. Fairboard Meetings
    Dates & Time

    Meetings will be Held at the Extension Office Meeting Room

    January 19
    February 16
    March 16
    April 20
    May 18
    June 9  - Jr. Fair Board Workday - 9:30 PM @ the Fairgrounds  
      June 15

  • The 2023 Putnam County Fair will be held Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24

Saturday, June 17, 2023

7:00PM Fair Parade
After Parade Silent Auction Set-up                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Sunday, June 18, 2023

8:00AM - 4:00PM Animals come on to the fairgrounds
8:00AM - Noon Rabbit weigh-in before penning            
8:00AM - Noon Poultry/Turkey/Fowl weigh-in before penning            
1:00PM Jr. Fair Office Opens
3:00PM All animals to be in Barns                  
4:00 PM Swine Weigh-In (North & South Barns)
4:00 PM Goat/Lamb Weigh-In (Lamb & Goat Barn)
5:30 PM Dairy Feeder Calf Weigh-In (South Barn) / Beef Feeder Calf Weigh-In (North Barn)                                                                                                                                 
6:30 PM Steer Weigh-In (North Barn)

Monday, June 19, 2023

8:00AM      Jr. Fair Office Opens               
8:00AM Jr. Fair Goat Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena)                                                                                                                                                                          
9:00AM Jr. Fair Horse/Pony Showmanship & Performance Classes
4:00PM Jr. Fair Sheep Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena)
7:00PM King/Queen Coronation (Grandstand)

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

8:00AM Jr. Fair Office Opens
8:00AM Jr. Fair Dairy Feeder Calf Judging, Showmanship, 30 minute break then start Market Dairy Steer Judging (Main Show Arena)
8:30AM Jr.Fair Pounltry/Fowl Judging/Showmanship (Poultry/Rabbit Show Arena)
11:00AM Cloverbud Recognition Ceremony (Entertainment Tent)
4:00PM Jr. Fair Beef Feeder Calf Judging, 30 minute break and start Breeding, Market Heifers, Market Steer Judging, then Showmanship (Main Show Arena)
7:00PM 4-H Style Revue Show (Entertainment Tent)

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

8:00AM Jr. Fair Office Opens
8:00AM Jr. Fair Swine Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena)
8:30AM Jr. Fair Rabbit Judging/Showmanship (Poultry/Rabbit Show Arena)                                                                                                           
9:00AM Jr. Horse Performance Classes Coninued
3:00PM  Jr. Horse Contest Classes
7:00PM Feeder Calf Auction (Putnam County Extension Office)
7:00PM Decoated Animal Contest (Main Show Arena)
8:00PM Barn Games (Main Show Arena)

Thursday, June 22, 2023

8:00AM        Jr. Fair Office Opens
8:00AM Bred and Fed Swine Show (Main Show Arena)
10:30AM Bred and Fed Steer Show (Main Show Arena)                                                                                                                                                                      
12:30PM Bred and Fed Goat Show (Main Show Arena)
6:00PM Horse/Pony Versatility Show
6:30PM Open Class Swine Show (Main Show Arena)

Friday, June 23, 2023

8:00AM Jr. Fair Office Opens
8:00AM Livestock Sale (Main Show Arena) *Order: One trip per 4-H/FFA member by family in alphabetically order Z-A
4:30PM Show of Showmen Contest (Main Show Arena)
7:00PM Adult Horse Show (Horse Show Arena)  
7:30PM Open Class Goat Show (Main Show Arena)

Saturday, June 24, 2023  

10:00AM Jr. Fair Office Opens                         
11:00AM Jr. Fair Horse Awards Program / Jr. Fair Kids Fun Horse Show                                                                                                                          
12:00Noon Open Class Sheep Show (Main Show Arena)
8:00PM 4-H Silent Auction Closes (Jr. Fair Building)

Sunday, June 25, 2023

12:00AM - 1:00PM Animal Load Day & Clean Pens / Booth Clean-up                                                                                                                             
10:00AM JFB Jr. Fair Clean Up