Altamont Fair

GUILDERLAND — Because of avian flu in the other parts of the country, New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Tuesday the state is banning all live fowl competitions.

The newest manager of the Altamont Fair, Amy Anderson, had a direct part in its tradition at an early age, crowned Miss Altamont Fair in 1985, when she was 17.

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At age 101, Edna Renaldi visited and cheered for the farm animals at the Altamont Fair last week.

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Smoothies are extremely nutritious, and Jim Haas was really excited about it. 

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Circus Hollywood brings various forms of entertainment to The Altamont Fair, including jugglers from Argentina and aerial performers.

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The owner of Disc-connected K9s, which performs tricks with dogs at the fair, was once an Ultimate Frisbee world champion. 

Last year? Forget it. The year before? Uh-uh. This week, with 12 hours to spare before the final deadline, my girls and I managed to enter our exhibits for the Altamont Fair using the online registration forms. Thank goodness for a fair rooted, by a router, in the 21st Century!

ALTAMONT — For the uninitiated, a deluge of questions, from tactile to ethical, can and should arise when holding a loaded weapon. 

The Altamont Fair makes agriculture real for city kids and country kids alike.

Six New York wineries will be under a tent next week for the first annual Altamont Fair Wine Festival.

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