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Putnam County Fair canceled; plans to move livestock auction online

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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.

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