“It takes a lot of patience and perseverance,” says Kelley Doolin a member of the Pony Pals 4-H drill team, performing at the Altamont Fair friday at 7 p.m.

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Fair will be celebrating 125 years since it was founded to feature livestock competitions and horse races.

“I’ll make guys think they are pregnant and can’t get out of a chair,” says Michael DeSchalit, the hypnotist and magician who will perform next week at the Altamont Fair.

ALTAMONT — Tommy Breen from Little Falls, New Jersey learned how to swallow swords when he was 14 or 15 years old. When he showed his mother and father — a real-estate agent and owner of a moving company — what he could do, they “weren’t pleased,” Breen said.

Lori McCormick, a nurse, bakes as therapy and helps run the cooking center at the Altamont Fair so kids and grown-ups alike can have fun.