AUGUST 17-22, 2021


Altamont Fair announces Fair Food Fest!

Fair Food Fest at the Altamont Fairgrounds

We have heard from so many people saying they will miss the fair food from the Altamont Fair.

So here you go! We are hosting a Fair Food Fest every weekend in July – Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 12-7 pm, Sunday 12-6pm. 

We’ve invited our favorite fair food vendors to help feed your fair food fix.

Not every vendor may come every weekend, so we will announce the vendors by Tuesday of each week so you know who is coming.

We are expecting fried dough, deep fried Oreos, pizza, gyros, sausage and peppers, wine slushies, fresh cut french fries, tacos, burgers, steak sandwiches and more!

All you will have to do is drive-thru, order and pick up for take-out!

» Click here for menus and vendor list!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for latest developments! 



As a result of NY Pause requirements, our offices are closed until further notice. 

Please feel free to email the office or leave phone messages. We will be monitoring email and voice mail remotely.

Please stay safe everyone! #SocialDistance



Fair Board votes to cancel the 2020 Altamont Fair

» Download the Press Release Altamont Fair downloadable press release as a printable PDF

From the Board of Directors of Albany, Schenectady, Greene County Agricultural & Historical Societies, Inc.:

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and its impact on our community’s health and well-being, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Altamont Fair. Now and always, the health and safety of our guests, participants, volunteers, staff and community is our highest priority.

“Although we held off making this difficult decision as long as we could, we knew that despite our best efforts to create a safe path to host the Altamont Fair, it is clear we must cancel for this year to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.“said Kathleen Stanton, Board President.

We know the impact of the Altamont Fair cancelation will be felt far beyond our own personal disappointments.

We are heartbroken for the small businesses, family farms, 4-H clubs, competitors and exhibitors, entertainers, vendors and carnival that rely on the Altamont Fair. We will take this next year to prepare for the next Altamont Fair scheduled for August 17-22, 2021.

As we all learn to navigate this new landscape, we look forward to brighter, better days ahead when we can gather again to celebrate all that is agriculture and history in the Capital Region.

Please stay safe, be well and support each other. We will miss you.

#FairStrong   #AltamontFair


Porter's Challenge 

Join the Porter Challenge at the Altamont Fairgrounds

Will you be signing up for the #PorterChallenge?  Here are the details!

What is the Porter Challenge? We want to see who can walk the most laps around the fairgrounds during the month of June. Whoever has the most laps on June 30th wins the Challenge.

How can you join? Starting June 1st individuals and Families can sign up inside Gate 4 (Grand Street entrance) in the candy building. You can join anytime during the month of June.

How do you track your laps? Each time you walk the fairgrounds, log your laps on the signup sheet. There will also be cameras on the grounds to help us stay honest, wave and say hello!

Is there a prize? You bet! Not only will you win bragging rights but you will also win tickets to the fair and fair swag to go with it.

We encourage EVERYONE to participate. When you are on the grounds, grab a selfie and let us know you’ve joined the challenge. Tag it with #PorterChallenge 





Jurassic Quest 

Coming to the Altamont Fairgrounds soon! 

This event is being rescheduled - stay tuned! 

Jurassic Quest



Weddings at the Altamont Fairgrounds

Looking for a great wedding or party venue?
Check out the Fine Arts and Flower building for your wedding. Or the Dutch Barn or Ag Building for a retirement or reunion celebrations. We have several options to meet your needs.

» Have your wedding on the fairgrounds!