Altamont Fair

Altamont Fair August 13-18, 2019 Capital Region Hometown Fair - Monster Truck Tuesday night, Demo Derby on Sunday. Royal Hanneford Circus, Dynamo Dogs, Petting Zoo, Racing Pigs and Ducks everyday!

August 15-20, 2017. The Altamont Fair is the Capital Region's Hometown Fair representing three counties: Albany, Schenectady and Greene Counties. www.altamontfair.com Buy Tickets One price admission includes admission, parking, music, Circus and Rides! Tues-Wed - $15 Thur - Sun - $17 Children under 36” are Free! Wednesday is Seniors and Armed Forces Day - Seniors (65 young and up) and retired/active military are free until until 4pm! Online tickets only $15 - buy online, use any day (a savings of $2 Thursday-Sunday). General Rules · Backpacks & Coolers subject to inspection · NO Pets (except service dogs) · NO bicycles, skateboards or scooters · NO firearms or weapons · NO alcoholic beverages brought to fairgrounds or parking lots · NO smoking in barns, buildings or museums Ride Policy UNDER 36” – FREE – no rides Limited rides 36” – 48” NO bare feet, flip flops, sandals or open toed shoes on some rides NO REFUNDS

"Where are they now" Wednesday! Meet Sue Petrosino - our superintendent of Arts & Crafts. Sue has a long association wit...
07/10/2019

"Where are they now" Wednesday! Meet Sue Petrosino - our superintendent of Arts & Crafts. Sue has a long association with the Altamont Fair -

"Here is Sue (Seger) Petrosino in 1982 with her Best of Fair prize for sewing. With her mom’s encouragement, Sue entered her work in the Arts & Crafts Building up until the time she took on a leadership role. The 2019 fair will be her 37th year working in the building in some fashion, and her 10th year serving as Superintendent. As a teacher, she loves encouraging people to try new things. “People worry that their projects aren’t perfect, but nobody should be shy about entering their crafts at the fair. We get to showcase so many beautiful items each year, and when the crafters come to see their work on display in the building it’s so exciting. That’s my favorite part.”

Enter your items in the Fair - lots of fun and great people!
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Altamont Fair August 13-18, 2019 - Join us!

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07/08/2019

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NEW at the Altamont Fair: The Jay Mattoli Magic Show! Come see Jay mystify the crowds each and every day of the fair; his show is sure to keep you and your family on the edge of your seats!

Jay became one of the youngest magicians in HISTORY to be recognized by his peers as a two-time champion of stage magic. Recently Jay electrified the nation and stumped the judges with his appearances as a Quarter Finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent" and as a Finalist on FOX's SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO".

07/05/2019
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Come see the amazing Fearless Flores Thrill Show EVERY DAY of the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! You and your family will be AMAZED by their thrilling feats and motorcycle madness!

Happy 4th of July from all of us at the Altamont Fair! We hope you have a safe, fun weekend celebrating Independence Day...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July from all of us at the Altamont Fair! We hope you have a safe, fun weekend celebrating Independence Day with your friends and families! See you at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th!

07/03/2019
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It's time for the first of many Ride Highlights! Come check out these awesome attractions at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! The Delusion is our most fabulous and thrilling attraction. You ride upside down and all around in 3 directions; this is the only ride of it's type in the eastern USA!! Don't miss your chance to ride it!

Throwing it back to some high-flying fun at the 2013 Altamont Fair! We’re excited for even more family fun at the 2019...
06/27/2019

Throwing it back to some high-flying fun at the 2013 Altamont Fair! We’re excited for even more family fun at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th!

#ThrowbackThursday

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06/26/2019

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Come see a NEW EDITION to the 2019 Altamont Fair!
Visit the Clayhaven Farms exhibit with their beautiful Belgian draft horses at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! There will be harnessing and pulling demonstrations; PLUS see the draft horses pull an antique circus wagon which originally circled the Altamont Fairgrounds in the 1980s!

For "Where are they now Wednesday" Meet Claire Guyer!  "My name is Claire Guyer, I am 20 years old, and I am an Altamont...
06/26/2019

For "Where are they now Wednesday" Meet Claire Guyer!

"My name is Claire Guyer, I am 20 years old, and I am an Altamont Fair kid. Being a fair kid and a 4-H member for many years has positively impacted my life in countless ways, and has shaped me into the person I am today. I was active in 4-H for nine years, and have shown animals at the fair in open classes for eleven years.
I learned responsibility through raising animals to show at the fair, since it’s more than just one week a year that they have to be taken care of! Year-round the animals all have to be kept fed, watered, and cleaned, since they are unable to perform those tasks for themselves and it’s our job as their owners to make sure they are happy and healthy.
Through judging at the fair I learned that not everyone gets a prize, and most of the time there is only one winner. I did not like being anywhere but the top, so this taught me to be persistent and committed to a task until I reached my goal. I have won Poultry Master Showman twice, had many of my birds place on Champion Row, and a few of my other 4-H craft projects over the years were selected to go to the New York State Fair.
I am still involved with the Altamont Fair as both a volunteer and Fair employee. I have learned how to interact face-to-face with people from all walks of life, a valuable skill that is becoming harder to come by.
I attend full-time night school at Hudson Valley Community College for AAS Construction Technology, and I work full time for J.S. Held, an international, multi-disciplinary consulting firm. I believe participating in the fair as a child helped me learn to juggle many tasks, preparing me for the very busy schedule I now keep.
I’m very thankful for all that being a fair kid taught me. I am better prepared to meet life's challenges as a result of these fair experiences."

www.altamontfair.com

Please don't release balloons for a celebration. Very dangerous to wildlife and livestock.
06/24/2019

Please don't release balloons for a celebration. Very dangerous to wildlife and livestock.

Erik picked up this strand of ELEVEN balloons out of the hayfield this afternoon. They were losing helium and would have been essentially invisible in another few hours, and then stood a good chance of getting mowed, raked and baled in the dense grass to be potentially eaten by a cow, horse or goat this winter. This is often fatal to the animal, causing intestinal blockage or choking. With the long strings wound right into the bale, an animal may not even realize what it’s consuming until it’s too late.

Please, on behalf of not only livestock but wildlife, skip the balloons when you’re decorating for your party this summer! Releasing balloons, whether accidental or intentional, is littering, plain and simple—and it can truly have deadly consequences.

For our readers who want receipts, here a few articles about the effect of balloons on both livestock and wildlife:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/agriculture/farming/8494881/Farmer-wins-compensation-after-Red-Nose-Day-balloon-kills-cow.html

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/balloon-hazards-real-or-overblown/article_c9a7e1b2-56bb-5e14-acc6-d64898653e83.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-46058916

https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/environment/balloon-pollution-dangerous-for-farm-animals-and-wildlife/281-588896532

Congratulations to Sarah McArdle from Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School ! We appreciate your efforts to share agricultu...
06/21/2019

Congratulations to Sarah McArdle from Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School ! We appreciate your efforts to share agriculture with your students!

Not one, not two, but THREE New York Teachers were awarded the prestigious White-Reinhardt Scholarship from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. This national award recognizes their commitment to providing their students authentic educational experiences through agriculture.

We couldn’t be more proud of:
Stephanie Locke, DeRuyter Central School
Sarah McArdle, Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School
Christina Cassel, Southampton Intermediate School
#naitc2019

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06/20/2019

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For today's #ThrowbackThursday we're heading back to the 2016 Altamont Fair and re-visiting these awesome, artistic entries! We're looking forward to even more arts and crafts, agriculture, family entertainment, rides, food, and games at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th!

We are so pleased to host the USPCA PD-1 Dog Trials this weekend! The public is invited, no admission. Check it out! Ple...
06/19/2019

We are so pleased to host the USPCA PD-1 Dog Trials this weekend!
The public is invited, no admission. Check it out!
Please use the Park Street entrance.
No other dogs allowed on the fairgrounds this weekend.

Please stop out to the Altamont Fair this weekend.
You will be able to see canines certify in obedience, agility, article searches, suspect searches and criminal apprehensions!

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06/19/2019

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Thought our entertainment announcements were over?? We're just getting started...Who's ready for MORE MUSIC?

Nite Train is coming to the 2019 Altamont Fair Wednesday, August 14th at 7pm! Voted the BEST blues band in the capital region in 2018, Nite Train is sure to keep you groin' all night long!

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06/17/2019

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Clearly, there is A LOT to do at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! The Blacksmith Shop is a MUST SEE...stop in and Visit the "smithy" to learn how he made nails, hinges, sled runners, scythes, wagon wheels, and tools of every kind!

Strawberry Festival Today!  Perfect weather!
06/15/2019

Strawberry Festival Today! Perfect weather!

Need a great Father's Day Gift? Purchase your Altamont Fair tickets today! Only $15 - can use the ticket any day of the ...
06/15/2019

Need a great Father's Day Gift? Purchase your Altamont Fair tickets today!

Only $15 - can use the ticket any day of the week.

Includes admission, parking, attractions, Royal Hanneford Circus, music, Demo Derby on Sunday, Monster Truck show on Tuesday night and UNLIMITED RIDES!

http://altamontfair.com/buy-tickets

Gate prices - Tue/Wed $17, Thurs-Sun $19

Today is Flag Day!  Celebrate veterans and active service members  at the Altamont Fair on Wednesday, August 14. Seniors...
06/14/2019

Today is Flag Day!

Celebrate veterans and active service members at the Altamont Fair on Wednesday, August 14. Seniors (65+), veterans and active service members receive free admission until 6 p.m.
Presentation at 2 p.m.

This Saturday! June 15 - Good fun and great benefit!
06/12/2019

This Saturday! June 15 - Good fun and great benefit!

This is a fun event. Looks like great weather. Come out and get some strawberry cider donuts.

Ready to hear about MORE musical acts at the 2019? We'll be getting down with The Refrigerators Friday, August 16th at 7...
06/10/2019

Ready to hear about MORE musical acts at the 2019? We'll be getting down with The Refrigerators Friday, August 16th at 7:30pm!

The Refrigerators are bringing their 26 years of experience to the Reid Northrup Stage in the Grove! Their horn-fueled sound is sure to keep you dancing ALL NIGHT LONG!

You asked – we delivered!For the first time in almost a DECADE the DEMOLITION DERBY returns to the Altamont Fair on Au...
06/07/2019

You asked – we delivered!
For the first time in almost a DECADE the DEMOLITION DERBY returns to the Altamont Fair on August 18 at 2pm!

If you would like to be a driver...click here for more information (https://buff.ly/2wH8O4P).

If you're a DD fan enter to win 2 VIP seating tickets for the Demolition Derby! Here's how you can win:

1) Comment below and tag 5 friends to tell them about our announcement!

2) Give this post a SHARE

We will select our winners on Friday, June 14th; good luck!

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06/04/2019

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What would the Altamont Fair be without great MUSIC??

Skeeter Creek is coming BACK to the 2019 Altamont Fair on August 15th! Get ready to rock out and have some family fun August 13th-18th!

The musically inclined and not-so-musically inclined are welcome to participate in KARAOKE at the 2019 Altamont Fair Aug...
06/03/2019

The musically inclined and not-so-musically inclined are welcome to participate in KARAOKE at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! Grab your pals and prepare your favorite song!

We will have karaoke Tuesday and Thursday night of the fair from 5pm-9pm in the Saloon on 1st Ave.

Thank you to all who entered our first "Free Friday" contest! A winner has been messaged! Keep checking our social media...
05/31/2019

Thank you to all who entered our first "Free Friday" contest! A winner has been messaged! Keep checking our social media for exciting fair announcements and more chances to WIN BIG!!

**UPDATE** Due to the weather forecast, we have chosen to postpone (until this fall). We apologize for any inconvenience...
05/31/2019
Albany County 4-H Horse Show

**UPDATE** Due to the weather forecast, we have chosen to postpone (until this fall). We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will post the new date when it is determined!

Stop in on Sunday, June 1 to see the 4-H Equestrians!
8:30am - 5:00pm

Details and Registration Form

#ThrowbackThursday to Uncharted Wild on the Altamont Fairgrounds! Come see Uncharted Wild at the 2019 fair August 13th-1...
05/30/2019

#ThrowbackThursday to Uncharted Wild on the Altamont Fairgrounds! Come see Uncharted Wild at the 2019 fair August 13th-18th!

"Where Are They Now Wednesday" Meet Sarah Hall,  circa 1988  getting ready to go into the show ring for the Sheep Lead L...
05/29/2019

"Where Are They Now Wednesday"
Meet Sarah Hall, circa 1988 getting ready to go into the show ring for the Sheep Lead Line Class. Sarah is now a Senior Attorney with the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets.
Participating in the Altamont Fair encourages young people to plan ahead, take responsibility for themselves and their exhibits, and learn to present to the public.
Join us - young or old, participating in the Altamont Fair is fun! https://buff.ly/2EHvt5a
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It's time for our first "Free Friday" contest! We are giving away an Altamont Fair backpack PLUS 4 free tickets to the 2...
05/24/2019

It's time for our first "Free Friday" contest! We are giving away an Altamont Fair backpack PLUS 4 free tickets to the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! Here's how you can win:

1) like our page on Facebook

2) comment below and tell us which of our entertainment announcements you're MOST excited about so far!

3) Tag 5 friends in your comment to help us spread the word about our contest!

We will select 1 lucky winner on Friday, May 31st!

This will be fun!  Animal Adventure week with Cornell Cooperative Extension! For kids 8-14, only $50!
05/24/2019

This will be fun! Animal Adventure week with Cornell Cooperative Extension! For kids 8-14, only $50!

#ThrowbackThursday to the bright lights on the 2018 Altamont Fair Midway! We're getting closer and closer to the best ti...
05/23/2019

#ThrowbackThursday to the bright lights on the 2018 Altamont Fair Midway! We're getting closer and closer to the best time of the year! See you August 13th-18th for the 2019 Altamont Fair!

Are you participating? Today is the day!Kids eat when you give, so give early and give often. Thank you!
05/23/2019
IT’S OFFICIALLY RED NOSE DAY! | Red Nose Day USA

Are you participating? Today is the day!

Kids eat when you give, so give early and give often. Thank you!

Today is the day, guys! Red Nose Day is officially here and, well... this is how we feel: We read the news today, and oh boy….Red Nose Day is comin’ in HOT. Let’s break it down for you:

Come see the Wildlife Sports and Education Museum at the 2019 Altamont Fair! The Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum ...
05/20/2019

Come see the Wildlife Sports and Education Museum at the 2019 Altamont Fair!

The Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum is a 14,000 square foot facility in Vails Mills, NY dedicated to the preservation of the art, artifacts and memorabilia of the centuries-old sporting traditions of hunting, fishing and all sports afield. And, to foster interest of these traditions to future generations they will have displays set up at the Altamont Fair all week August 13th-18th!

Entertainment announcement #3: Sherman's Lumberjack Show will be back at the fair this year! See daily, creative demonst...
05/17/2019

Entertainment announcement #3: Sherman's Lumberjack Show will be back at the fair this year! See daily, creative demonstrations from your favorite lumberjack August 13th-18th!

Happy #ThrowbackThursday to our Altamont Fair fans!! Take a look at this photo of one of our more adorable champions fro...
05/16/2019

Happy #ThrowbackThursday to our Altamont Fair fans!! Take a look at this photo of one of our more adorable champions from last year's fair! We're looking forward to seeing tons of smiling faces August 13th-18th 2019!

Entertainment Announcement #2! Come see the fabulous The Dynamo Dogs wow the crowds at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13t...
05/15/2019

Entertainment Announcement #2!
Come see the fabulous The Dynamo Dogs wow the crowds at the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th!

Through performances with her canine team, Gail Mirabella not only entertains but also shows audiences how a happy and healthy relationship with a dog starts from within, beginning with a proper diet and exercise. These agile, disc-fetching doggos are sure to entertain the whole family!

We're only 3 months away from the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! Can you believe it?? It's time to start some ente...
05/13/2019

We're only 3 months away from the 2019 Altamont Fair August 13th-18th! Can you believe it?? It's time to start some entertainment announcements! First Up: Uncharted Wild LLC is BACK!

Uncharted Wild is a group dedicated to bringing learning and fun to audiences across NY's Capital Region. You can feel, see, and learn firsthand why reptiles aren't as scary as they may seem!

Happy Mother's Day to all that share their unconditional love - no matter what species! Enjoy your special day!
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day to all that share their unconditional love - no matter what species! Enjoy your special day!

Remember to leave out a bag of non-perishables by your mail box on Saturday, May 11. Thank you!
05/10/2019

Remember to leave out a bag of non-perishables by your mail box on Saturday, May 11.
Thank you!

1 DAY AWAY!

Who's ready to #StampOutHunger?? Tomorrow's the nation's largest one-day food drive organized by the NALC! Simply leave a bag of non-perishables next to your mailbox & the hundreds of thousands of letter carriers and volunteers will do the rest!

Another family favorite show included with admission! #makememories #family #summerfun August 13-18, 2019
04/29/2019

Another family favorite show included with admission! #makememories #family #summerfun August 13-18, 2019

Perfect day to shop for hot tubs! Join in the fun! Hot Tub & Swim Spa Blowout ExpoThis Weekend, APRIL 26 - 28, 2019Altam...
04/27/2019

Perfect day to shop for hot tubs! Join in the fun!

Hot Tub & Swim Spa Blowout Expo
This Weekend, APRIL 26 - 28, 2019
Altamont Fairgrounds:
Hometown Heroes Building at Gate 3
Hours: Fri 2 pm-8 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm

Show Admission Is Free

Save Big on a huge selection of Hot Tubs and Swim Spas from major brands! Over 50 Hot Tubs will be on display. Financing is available.

TheHotTubShow.com

An incredible thing happened today.  Despite this inclement weather, over 80 volunteers came out to help clean up and pr...
04/27/2019

An incredible thing happened today. Despite this inclement weather, over 80 volunteers came out to help clean up and prepare the fairgrounds for the season. We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers! Thank you to all our little minions!

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