Dressed as characters Jasmine or Belle, Claire Guyer walked around the fairgrounds to encourage people to visit the educational areas of the fair.

In traditional fair style, animals and agriculture were the spectacle when a team of huge Belgian draft mares pulled antique vehicles around the fairgrounds this year.

ALTAMONT — Lisa Seypura has knit a pair of mittens that, when the wearer puts her hands side by side, a ewe is formed, with the head on one mitten and the tail on the other.

The ribbed cuffs of the mittens are green grass on which the sheep can stand and graze.

The rides offer thrills while the animals make calming connections.

An average of 26 dogs per year are rescued and adopted through the organization, which operates solely on donations.

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