ALTAMONT — A gaggle of 4-H kids tend to their goats early Tuesday morning. The gates have not officially opened for the first day of the Altamont Fair, and a steady rain falls outside, making the muddied roadways even slicker.

A bathroom vendor with the gift of gab doesn’t take rejection personally.

Farm animals and pageant participants weren’t the only ones taking home first prizes at the Altamont Fair on Tuesday.