CARMEL, N.Y. - The 48th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 26, 27, 28, at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel. 

The fair is held rain or shine; parking and admission are free.

Enjoy talented local musicians and dancers. Have fun with games, crafts and animal exhibits. Experience a country fair with an old-fashioned flair.

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Visit the Master Gardener plant sale tent and see a vast, colorful display of flowers, plants, and accessories—all for sale.  Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer horticulture questions. 

If you’re interested in hearing live music – stop by Shady Grove Theater where a combination of youth and adult performers will offer an array of music genre from jazz to country to rock ‘n’ roll. 

Check out the livestock pavilion, the rabbit and poultry barn; watch a dog obedience show or see a showmanship demonstration.  (Please note that only animals involved with the fair are allowed on the grounds.)

Follow the trail of laughter and giggles, from both children and their parents and you’ll find the magic shows and demonstrations at Tony’s World of Science and Magic Tent. Stop by the Civil War and Revolutionary War encampments to learn about our area’s involvement at that point in history. 

Looking for some fair food? Try the fresh corn cooked on the grill, or hamburgers, hot dogs, vegetarian chili, freshly made lemonade and the famous pig roast and/or chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday, July 27, at 5 p.m. for only $15 for half a chicken or $12 for a quarter chicken/ Contact the office to order tickets in advance.

At 2 pm on Saturday, there will be the annual country-living auction, It’s a fun-filled event as the paddles are raised and the bidding begins. Items that have previously been part of the country-living theme consist of lawn and garden equipment, patio items, sporting goods, as well as gift certificates to golf events, Broadway shows, sporting events, and much more. 

Call 845-278-6738 or visit for more information.