Altamont Fair

The Altamont Fair, Aug. 14-19 in Altamont, NY, will feature midway rides, live music and entertainment, agriculture presentations, exhibits, contests, favorite fair food, and a vast array of animals, from the Hollywood Racing Pigs, Dynamo Dogs show, Giraffic Park Petting Zoo and Uncharted Wild exotic reptile demonstrations, to livestock events, horse shows and the Belgian Draft Horse Exhibit.

Entertainment highlights include Circus Hollywood, Master Stage Hypnotist and Magician Michael DeSchalit, Sherman’s Lumberjack Show and Axe Women Loggers of Maine. On Tuesday, enjoy a Meet & Greet with Monster Trucks in the pit at 5 pm, followed by the Monster Truck Freestyle Event at 7 pm and the Kid’s 12-Volt Power Wheels Demolition Derby.

Pay-one-price daily fair admission (includes unlimited rides, entertainment and exhibits) is $17 Tuesday – Wednesday and $19 Thursday – Sunday.

Children under 36 inches tall are admitted free, rides excluded. Kid Zones are available for youngsters who do not meet the minimum height requirements for midway rides.

On Wednesday, seniors ages 65 and older, active duty military and veterans, and Grange members are admitted free with ID until 6 pm, rides included.

The fair opens daily at 8 am for the livestock shows on the fairgrounds at 129 Grand Street. Exhibits and vendors open at 11 am.

The Dreamland Amusements midway opens daily at noon and closes at 10 pm Tuesday – Thursday, 11 pm Friday – Saturday and 10 pm Sunday.

For more information, call Dreamland Amusements at 866-666-3247 or the Altamont Fair at 518-861-6671, or visit