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Putnam County Fair opens Saturday, July 8, with eight days of fair fun offered

The Putnam County Fair opens Saturday, July 8, and runs through Saturday, July 15, at the fairgrounds. (WCHS/WVAH File Photo)

Truck and tractor pulls, a tiger show, musical entertainment, a demolition derby and livestock shows are among the activities packed into eight days of fun at the Putnam County Fair.

The annual event kicks off at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Eleanor on Saturday, July 8, and runs through Saturday, July 15, according to the fair’s website.


Gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday with the carnival opening at noon and country performer Brandon Lay providing the music at 8:30 p.m. The fair closes that day at 11 p.m.

On Sunday, activities start at 10:30 a.m. with country artist Luke Combs performing at 8:30 p.m. The fair closes on Sunday at 11 p.m.

From Tuesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 15, a Bengal tiger show will be presented.

Daily fair tickets may be purchased at the gate and are $10 for all ages 5 and up. Kids under age 5 are admitted free. The admission price allows you to see all stage shows, fair exhibits and carnival rides. Carnival games and food are not included. There are height limitations on some rides.

Season fair tickets also may be purchased for $40 for ages 5 and up. It covers admission to all stage shows, carnival rides and fair exhibits. Season tickets must be purchased before the fair opens or on opening day at the gate.

To see a complete schedule of events, click here.


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