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Altamont Fair

Altamont Fair

Since 1893, the Altamont Fair has enabled visitors to enjoy a wide range of exhibits, competitions and vendors. This tri-county fair celebrates the contributions of agriculture from Albany, Greene, and Schenectady counties while enabling patrons to enjoy rides, music, special events such as the demolition derby, and even fireworks. As you stroll through the fairgrounds, one can enjoy a myriad of sights and sounds and sample favorites such as candy apples, fried dough, and even steak on a stick. A few culinary surprises such as fried Oreos might tempt you along the way. Whether you are a history buff and enjoy the fairgrounds museum, antique cars, agricultural implements, and circus memorabilia, or want to pick up the pace with high flying acrobats or canine tricks, or seek to totally let loose with some boot-stomping dance action or cheering at the truck pull, the fair offers something for everyone. While a haven for quality entertainment including some very special theme days celebrating Irish heritage or country music, agriculture is the heart of the fair. The livestock buildings are a most popular attraction as families enjoy the horses, sheep, goats, and cattle and the 4H and open contests for all ages. The flowers and vegetables, horticultural and agricultural demonstrations, and ability to talk one on one with people in the local community who are involved is an important part of the fairgoerís experience. You donít have to have a farm to be involved in the fair, as there are many opportunities to enter an art project, a favorite baked good, a photograph, a sewed garment, and even a homemade scarecrow in the popular scarecrow contest, Keeping in mind that everyone is tightening their belts these days, the Altamont Fairís all-inclusive ticket price provides unlimited rides on the Midway. Of course, there is a complimentary admission senior citizen day so that seniors can enjoy memories of years gone by and enjoy all the fair has to offer. Part of our areaís rich heritage, the Altamont Fair is truly a treasure and not-to-be-missed summer fun.

See their website for more details.

Hours and Admission

  • Midway opens at 12 noon every day.
  • Exhibits and Vendors open at 11:00am
  • Gates open at 10:00am.
  • Gate 2 open at 7:00am
  • One price admission Ė Only $15 includes Shows, parking and UNLIMITED RIDES!

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