Altamont Fair

ALTAMONT — The arrest of a village resident for stealing 200 pounds of meat from the Altamont fairgrounds is pending results of a fingerprint comparison, Altamont Police said this week.

BERNE — Timothy M. David was arrested this month for a rape police say happened the week of the Altamont Fair in August.

David, 25, of 1721 Helderberg Trail, was charged with third-degree rape, a felony, and with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

Bonnie Kohl, Westerlo

Dressed as characters Jasmine or Belle, Claire Guyer walked around the fairgrounds to encourage people to visit the educational areas of the fair.

In traditional fair style, animals and agriculture were the spectacle when a team of huge Belgian draft mares pulled antique vehicles around the fairgrounds this year.

The rides offer thrills while the animals make calming connections.

An average of 26 dogs per year are rescued and adopted through the organization, which operates solely on donations.

The judging process at the fair can seem opaque, but it actually encourages entrants to do a job well.

Eating through the Altamont Fair is a great way to see the sights. From nachos to Jamaican food to wine slushies, fair food moves with the times while still offering classics like funnel cakes and barbecue.

Teams of Belgian draft horses, owned by Kurt Johnson of Knox, will pull around the grounds some of the big wagons owned by the fair that have not been taken out in years.


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