Altamont 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.

With the late-in-the-week addition of a performance by “American Idol” contestant Madison VanDenburg, Altamont Fair organizers concluded another successful Fair Week in spite of poor weather.  

When he was just 12 or 13 years old, magician Jay Mattioli’s mother had business cards printed for him to hand out at local businesses and schools. He estimates that he has performed magic at over a thousand birthday parties.

Judge Ryan Fedele said that raising rabbits can let kids who live in cities or suburbs have a chance to tend to animals.

Antique farm equipment collected and displayed at the Altamont Fair includes a “bone crusher,” hay rakes, and a refurbished windmill.


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