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. 

information regarding refunds of tickets purchased
for the tracy byrd with craig gerdes concert, scheduled for July 16, 2020

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS THROUGH EVENTBRITE, we have created two options for our ticket holders:

Option 1) Transfer your ticket to our 2021 concert. We have not confirmed a specific artists yet, but are trying to get Tracy Byrd rebooked for our 2021 concert. However at this time, we cannot guarantee that is who our artist will be. If we are not able to get Tracy Byrd, we will look for another amazing artist! Also with this option, if our 2021 concert ticket price increases, there will be no additional cost as you will be locked into the 2020 ticket rate. If the price decreases next year, you will be refunded the difference.

Option 2) Refund your tickets. If you would like a full refund, please send an email to: Please include the name on the order along with the number of tickets you need refunded. This may take a few business days to process. Please send your request by July 5, 2020. Any refunds not claimed by July 5th will simply be transferred over to our 2021 concert.

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS THROUGH THE FAIR OFFICE, we will be sending you a refund check in the mail.  Please feel free to contact the office with any questions, (309) 364-2814 or by email:

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you all during the 100th anniversary of the Marshall-Putnam Fair July 14-18, 2021!

marshall-Putnam Fair
july 14 - 18, 2021