Altamont Fair

The sea lions are trained and cared for by Sea Lion Splash, a Texas-based company. 

The Altamont Fair runs from Aug. 16 through 21. Advance tickets may be bought online for a discount until the first day of the fair.

It's opening day for the Altamont Fair on Tuesday August 17 after COVID canceled last years fair and people came in droves through the turnstiles. 

On Tuesday August 17, girls from all ages competed in the Miss Altamont Fair pageant, which missed last year due to COVID, returned to crowned six new queens for this years fair.

William Munro, Schenectady Pipe Band

Pat Canaday, Altamont Fair Board

Although she is grateful for the pledged donations, Altamont Fair Manager Amy Anderson says money for cameras isn’t what is needed right now. 

Altamont fair is hosting “The Porter Challenge” to get fit and have fun. It runs from June 1 through June 30 in honor of Porter Bidleman, a 94-year-old World War II veteran who walks the fairgrounds twice a day with his walker.

COVID-19 claims another annual tradition, as the Altamont Fair recently announced it won’t be held this August. 

Organizers of county fairs are worried the extended schedule of the New York State Fair could affect them.


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