Putnam County Agricultural and Industrial Fair, Inc © 2014

PUTNAM   COUNTY  FAIR   AUGUST  2-11,   2018 

Tennessee Association of Fairs (TAF) Conference


Approximately 900 people represented fifty-seven (57) Tennessee fairs at the Tennessee Association of Fairs annual meeting in Nashville January 20-22, 2018.  Putnam County had 35 registered board members along with spouses, guests and the junior fair board totaling 59 people at the Awards Banquet – the largest delegation at this year’s meeting.


Putnam County entered seventeen (17) items in the state showcase competition and brought home five awards.  First place machine pieced and machine quilted quilt by Peggy Barrociere, Algood; second place scrapbook; third place ten day pass; fair insert by the Herald Citizen; and third place Follies picture.  There were 472 items entered in the showcase from 42 fairs – up ten fairs over last year.


“We were delighted to be asked to provide one of the four workshops for the conference.  We highlighted our junior fair board and Susanna Clouse and Dawson Davidson joined me in making the presentation – with the room packed for each of the two sessions,” John Allen, President.  


Our entire junior fair board came down for the awards banquet and was the only junior fair board in attendance.


“It’s evident that the association understands how critically important having a strong junior fair board is to the overall success of a fair and we are delighted to have our junior fair board recognized as a leader.  We are happy to help the association plan for a training session for all junior fair boards at next year’s annual meeting.   We will join four other fairs in planning and conducting the training.  We will host the first planning meeting here in Cookeville in February.”


John Allen, President


Fair Board Team members showing off their winnings – standing in front of the first place quilt by Peggy Barrociere, Algood, machine pieced and machine quilted, second place scrapbook, third place Herald Citizen insert on the fair, third place ten day pass, third place Follies Picture.  Kay Sliger, Jessica Clark, Morgan Price, Dawson Davidson, Brenda Gentry, Susanna Clouse, John Allen, and back row pointing to the quilt Roger Dereske.

Putnam County Fairest of the Fair Abbi Dalton accepts the Merit Fair Award for the Putnam County Fair from Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture, Jai Templeton.

The junior fair board with Randy and Melanie Porter.


Left to right…Callie Julian, Austin Archer, Grace Clouse, Dawson Davidson, Grady Gammon, Randy and Melanie Porter


Back row, Chloe Flach, Adaline Clouse, Morgan Price and Riley Glascock.


Abbi Dalton not present…

Junior Fair Board