MARSHALL-PUTNAM FAIR CANCELLED
JUNE 2, 2020
It is with great regret that the 2020 Marshall-Putnam Fair has been cancelled due to the government limitations placed on fairs and festivals. The Marshall-Putnam Fair has been a part of our communities for over 99 years. We put our heart and soul into presenting the best and most affordable fair possible. Over the last couple months, the Fair Board Directors have met several times regarding the future of the 2020 Marshall-Putnam Fair. Last night, the directors met regarding this challenging topic. We are as disappointed as you are, but out of respect for the public’s safety and the constraints put upon us we felt this was the best decision for all those concerned. The board realizes that our counties have only a few cases, but many of our patrons come from throughout the state, as well as, the neighboring states. In addition to public safety, the directors also refrained from canvassing our local businesses who were already suffering from financial hardship at this time. These businesses help to defray the cost of bringing many of our events to you for free or a minimal cost. By buying locally as much as possible, you can help to bring these businesses financially strong again. Thank you to all of our volunteers, vendors, and patrons for your support during these trying times. In the coming months, if restrictions are lifted, we may explore options to hold a smaller event this fall. Please be patient as we work out the logistics concerning the refunding of concert tickets, vendor fees, sponsorships, etc. We will be posting this information in the near future. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to bringing you a bigger and better 2021 Fair commemorating 100 years of the Marshall-Putnam Fair Association. We are all in this together - please support those who support us.