AUGUST 17-22, 2021


Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon

The 2nd Annual Druthers Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon is coming to the Altamont Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 29, and offers participants an opportunity to be part of a festive and motivating running race that has been adapted in full compliance with CDC and NYS Guidelines and Regulations. So while you'll be more spread out than a typical road race, let the music and energy get you pumped up as you depart the fairgrounds, take in the beautiful sights of the loop around Guilderland, and finish strong beneath the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Helderbergs. Visit for details.


Hollowed Harvest

Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest

Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest!

The Hollowed Harvest brings to life more than 7,000 incredible Jack-O’-Lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays designed to amaze audiences of all ages!

» Visit for additional information

Tickets for the Hollowed Harvest at the Altamont Fairgrounds are limited and sold in time slots so be sure to pick your day/time before tickets sell out - reserve your tickets today!



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

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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 FairgroundsCongratulations to all the participants of the #PorterChallenge

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.

Craig Sargent was our big winner with 133 laps in the month of July. 

We had 59 participants and do 872 laps! 

Congrats to the top ten! 

      1. Craig Sargent
      2. Ginny Stewart
      3. Meg Seinberg-Hughes
      4. Mike Seinberg
      5. Christine Tucker
      6. Katie Barker
      7. Kelli Moore
      8. Stewart Linendoll
      9. Anne Linendoll
      10. Erick & Sampson







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!