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4-H Fair Features Games, Goats & So Much More!

Classic cars, milkshakes, dog demonstrations, racing rubber ducks and pony rides will all be part of the Putnam County Fair & 4-H Showcase on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Putnam County Veterans’ Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel/Kent.

Whether it’s listening to local bands, washing down fresh-grilled corn with a classic milkshake, or jumping in a bounce house with cotton-candy-streaked cheeks, there’s something for everyone at the fair.

“The Putnam County Fair & 4-H Showcase is more than an event. It’s a tradition – a tapestry woven with community spirit,” said CCE-Putnam Executive Director Stefanie Hubert. “Bringing together nonprofit organizations, food and craft vendors, children and adults through education, food, entertainment and exhibits cultivates connections and builds on what people know and love about this event. It’s a celebration of summer – past and present – in Putnam County.”County Executive Kevin Byrne said the weekend is an opportunity for the community to join together and celebrate its rich heritage and vibrant culture.

“This event not only highlights the talents and hard work of our 4-H members, but also provides a platform for local businesses, artisans and musicians to shine,” he said. “I encourage everyone to join us for a weekend filled with fun, learning and community spirit.”

CCE’s 4-H Youth Development program participants will be showcasing demonstrations, educational exhibits, projects and animal showmanship, while also offering face painting, crafts, 4-H milkshakes, lemonade, a puppet show and more. 

Master Gardener volunteers will host an “Ask a Master Gardener Booth,” as well as present educational displays. The Trailblazers 4-H Club will be on hand with archery demonstrations for the public, and the 4-H STEAM Teens will be doing a variety of STEAM demos, including a SPHERO robot obstacle course.

The Tall Oaks 4-H Horse Club will show off its horsemanship skills all day Sunday.

In addition, there will be a variety of food trucks, inflatables, games for kids and craft vendors during both days of the event.

Bill Hammond will head up the entertainment as the emcee for the weekend, and bands Not Tuna, Dawgs Who Can Read, 1/3 of Sophie, The Kids in the Basement, North Star, The Society and the Guardian “ENCORE” will take the stage.

A New York Cruisers car show will take place Saturday (rain date is Sunday), and Guardian Revival will showcase its Boots & Paws program Sunday. 

The event culminates with the annual Duck Derby. Want to adopt a duck and take part in the race? Visit

If you’re a student who needs community service hours, or an adult who simply enjoys lending a hand, consider volunteering at the fair by signing up at

For information about CCE-Putnam County community programs and events, go to, or stay connected on Facebook at CCEPutnam and Instagram @cceputnam.


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