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The 2018 Altamont Fair

  • ferris wheel with food stand next to it
  • midway with food vendors and ferris wheel in background
  • a view of food vendors during the night at a fair
  • aerial view of a colorful fair midway at night
  • a large blue monster truck in the air
  • woman preparing to throw an axe
  • person riding a white horse with black spots
  • a cow laying down in hay
  • two small animals lying next to each other
  • women and girls dressed for a pageant contest
  • skeeter creek on stage
  • the inside of a large building with fall decorations
  • a large structure with musician faces on it
  • 2018 logo for the altamont fair
When: Today until Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Cost: Discount advance sale tickets $15; at the gate prices are $17 on Tuesday/Wednesday, $19 Thursday - Sunday
Phone: (518) 861-6671

Head to the annual Altamont Fair for new and old traditions and an array of shows and attractions! There will be live music every day, concessions, vendors, and a wide variety of exciting fair rides.

Note: The program is subject to change without notice. Visit the Altamont Fair website for any last-minute changes.

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Explore the Spectacular Midway Rides

Dreamland Amusements will be bringing the Midway and Carnival to the 2018 Altamont Fair. This is the area where you'll find tons of exhilarating amusement rides, all your favorite fair food and drinks, and plenty of games too.

For thrill seekers, one of the can't-miss rides is Delusion, which can lift 16 passengers into the air and spin them around 360 degrees. The attraction features pulsating LED lights and music from The Rolling Stones and other groups. In addition, some of the new rides include Dream Wheel, Super Loop, Cliff Hanger, and the Loli Pop Swing. Take a walk through the Midway and experience the excitement!

Children under 36" are not permitted on Midway rides. There are three rides for kids under 30" and adults may ride with younger children on the Big Wheel and Merry Go-Round. There are multiple Kid Zones at the fairgrounds. Limited rides are available for children 36"- 48.”

Bring the Kids to the Animal Exhibits

Don’t forget about the animals! Farm animals have been and remain a key part of fairs in the U.S., and the Altamont Fair is no exception. Horses, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and more cute farm animals will be at the barns and show rings during the fair. It’s a great opportunity to learn about these animals and see live demonstrations.

In addition, Uncharted Wild LLC will be at the Office Gazebo on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with their vibrantly colored exotic reptiles. Visitors will be captivated by their engaging presentations.

  • Friday - 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
  • Saturday - 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
  • Sunday - 2:00pm

Listen to Live Music All Week Long

From Tuesday through Sunday, the Altamont Fair will host an awesome lineup of musical talent from around the Capital Region. These concerts are free to attend with general fair admission and range from country music to energetic party bands and more. Check out the music highlights for this year’s fair:

  • Tuesday & Thursday at 5:00pm - Live Karaoke at the Beer Saloon (1st Ave.)
  • Wednesday at 7:30pm - The Audiostars (Reid Northrup Stage)
  • Thursday at 8:00pm - Skeeter Creek (Reid Northrup Stage)
  • Friday at 7:30pm - The Refrigerators (Reid Northrup Stage)
  • Saturday at 8:00pm - Big Sky Country (Reid Northrup Stage)
  • Sunday at 7:00pm - New York Players (Reid Northrup Stage)

Watch the Axe Women Loggers of Maine Take the Stage

The popular Axe Women Loggers of Maine will be bringing their one-of-a-kind show to the Altamont Fair from Wednesday through Friday at the Grandstand. The team is made up of female timber sports athletes who are world champion choppers, sawyers, logrollers, and axe throwers. Come watch as they showcase their unique skills in competitions and demonstrations!

Performance Times at the Grandstand:

  • Wednesday - 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Thursday - 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Friday - 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Saturday - 12:30pm, 4:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Sunday - 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Cheer on the Monster Truck and Demo Derby Drivers

Looking for an event that’s sure to get your heart racing? Visit the Grandstand on Tuesday night for the Monster Trucks Freestyle Event! Hear the engines roar as these massive trucks fly through the air, speed around the arena, and give a performance you won’t soon forget. If you stop by before the show at 5:00pm, you’ll have a chance to meet the drivers and get autographs and photos near the trucks.

The Monster Trucks Freestyle Event will include a Power Wheels Demo Derby, which will feature kids in their own small vehicles. This will be a fun-filled event for both the participating kids and spectators.

  • Tuesday at 5:00pm - Meet & Greet with Monster Trucks (Grandstand)
  • Tuesday at 7:00pm - Monster Trucks Freestyle Event and Power Wheels Demo Derby (Grandstand)

General Admission Info

Discount advance sale tickets are only $15 each!

  • At the gate admission for Tuesday and Wednesday: $17
  • At the gate admission Thursday - Sunday: $19
  • Children under 36" are free, no rides included
  • Special admissions on Wednesday, August 15
    • Senior citizens 65 years young and up receive free admission with ID Wednesday until 6pm, which includes rides
    • Grange members receive free admission with ID Wednesday until 6pm, which includes rides
    • Armed service members (active military and veterans) receive free admission with ID Wednesday until 6pm, which includes rides
  • Call for group rates

Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted at all gates. There are ATMs available on the fairgrounds. They also accept the NY State Association of Agricultural Fairs, Inc. Pass, which includes admission, parking, shows, and entertainment (no rides).

2018 Fair Hours

Fair Opening Times:

  • Gate 2: Opens at 8:00am daily with paid admission for the livestock shows
  • All Gates and Buildings: Open at 10:00am daily
  • Exhibits and Vendors: Open at 11:00am daily
  • Midway: Opens at 12:00pm daily 

Fair Closing Times:

  • Tuesday - Thursday: Midway and Carnival close at 10:00pm; Exhibits close at 10:00pm
  • Friday - Saturday; Midway and Carnival close at 11:00pm; Exhibits close at 10:00pm
  • Sunday: Livestock Barns close at 7:00pm; Midway and Carnival close at 10:00pm

Ready to enter a world of fair fun? Plan your trip to the Altamont Fair today!


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