The Putnam County 4-H Fair has been an annual event for 48 years, offering non-commercial wholesome family fun, entertainment and learning. "We’ve held it rain or shine, scorching hot temperatures, some storms where the wind gusts pulled the tent poles out of the ground, but we carried on!" stated Dena Altavilla Putnam's 4-H Director. So it is with a heavy heart that we announce that for the first time, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the Fair due to concerns regarding the coronavirus.

According to Stefanie Hubert, CCEPC Executive Director, 'The planning was well underway for this years’ Fair, (originally to be held July 24th through the 26th) but Cornell Cooperative Exstension prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19,
and due to an abundance of caution, the Putnam County 4-H Fair planned for July 24-26 has been cancelled.”

"The Putnam County 4H Fair showcases the best of our communities," Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said. "Every summer the fair brings families together for good food, lively music and fun times, while youngsters get a chance to
display their leadership skills. We will certainly miss it this year, but I know that when the 4H Fair returns next year, it will be the best one yet"  

The Fair is a great community event that happens every year with the support of great volunteers and the generosity of the Putnam community. We thank you for your continued understanding and support.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Submitted by Brewster, NY

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