PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Another popular summertime staple in the Kanawha Valley has been canceled because of concerns about COVID-19.
The Putnam County Fair Board says there will not be a fair this year citing the safety of volunteers and fair attendees.
The livestock portion of the event will be hosted virtually with weigh in’s still happening following social distancing guidelines — and the auction online.
More than 150 exhibitors had already planned to participate — for the board — it was important to find a way to give them that opportunity.
It is something that a lot of us have gone through the program and we knew how important it was for the kids to be able to actually finish this project with a sellable animal a lot of them put a lot of money into these animals and this is a year-long process for a lot of them.Janice Luikart, Livestock Chair
A decision about the future of the West Virginia State Fair is expected soon.
For additional information about canceled or postponed events in the tri-state, visit https://www.wowktv.com/community/cancellations/