Monday, August 10, 2009

Fair Attendance About Even With Last Year

Putnam County fair officials say attendance at this year's fair is running about even with last year, although the carnival business seems to be down a bit. Fair board member Ron Chaffin says the opening Thursday night of the fair was attended by virtually the same amount of people as attended opening night in 2008. He says attendance on Friday and Saturday night was down somewhat, possibly because people were out taking advantage of the state's sales tax holiday, but Sunday's attendance was back up again. The fair pageants were held Monday night and a mixed martial arts exhibition is scheduled for Tuesday.