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The Altamont Fair runs from August 13-18, 2019.

Altamont Fair

Summer.  Fun.  Tradition.  The Altamont Fair, held August 18-23, 2020, brings city and country together for agricultural competitions, farm animals, games, rides, educational exhibits and a wide variety of great food.  Originally known at the Albany County Fair, the event has continually evolved since 1893 and is currently designed to bring out the best in entertainment, provide an educational experience, and showcase local history and traditions. Fair organizers join past and present in this annual celebration of agriculture, history, and current culture.

Greene County 4-H Members--This is Your 4-H Fair

It has a 4-H division specifically for 4-H members of Greene, Albany and Schenectady Counties. Greene County 4-H members are fortunate to be able to exhibit their 4-H projects at the Altamont Fair as well as at the Greene County Youth Fair (which is not a 4-H fair but open to all youth in Greene County).  Click on the 4-H section of the fair's website

  1. Fair Opens: The fair will open on Tuesday morning, August 13. The fair is not open to the public the day before, when your non-animal exhibits are evaluated.
  2. Entries: Animals, Junior Superintendents, Club Exhibits, Action Booths, Horticulture Experiments and Photography videos are all to be listed on their entry forms and due at the Albany County 4-H Office by Friday, July 15.
  3. Club Exhibits: Club exhibits are a great way to teach fair visitors a skill or inform them about something your club has done and learning during the year.  Check out the fairbook Section A Class 4.
  4. Action Booths: Section A, Classes 2 and 3. Open to individuals, teams of two and groups.  Show fair visitors a skill or tell them about something your club as learned or done this year.
  5. Junior Superintendents: They are an important part of setting up and judging exhibits. They also watch over the 4-H building, help fair visitors with activities and help with animal shows. The age for being a Junior Super is 11 years old as of January 1 of the current year.  Check it out in Section A, Class 8.
  6. Rabies: Requirements are the same as in the past.  Goats must be vaccinated.  Public contact with rabbits and goats will be limited.

Last updated May 8, 2020