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Altamont Fair announces 2014 schedule of events

Altamont Fair announces 2014 schedule of events

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The Altamont Fair, one of the largest fairs in the New York State, will be open to the public from Tuesday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Altamont fairgrounds.

The Altamont Fair is one of the most famous fairs in New York State. The fair represents Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties and expands over 138 acres. The fair includes exhibits and entertainment events, in addition to a wide variety of food vendors.
The Altamont Fair, one of the largest fairs in the New York State, will be open to the public from Tuesday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Altamont fairgrounds.

The Altamont Fair is one of the most famous fairs in New York State. The fair represents Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties and expands over 138 acres. The fair includes exhibits and entertainment events, in addition to a wide variety of food vendors.

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The Altamont Fair
 | 129 Grand Street, Altamont, NY 12009 | 518.861.6671 | altamontfair.com
Contact: Dan Crowley
dan@printzandpatternz.com 518.944.6020
 Joe Bonilla
 joe@relentlessaware.com 518.227.1155
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2014
ALTAMONT FAIR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2014
 
Showcasing amusement attractions museum displays live music bake-offs and more
ALTAMONT, N.Y. (July 25, 2014) --- The Altamont Fair, celebrating 121 years of county fair fun , will be open to the public from Tuesday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Altamont fairgrounds. The Altamont Fair is the only three-county fair in New York State. The fair represents Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties and expands over 138 acres. The fair includes exhibits and entertainment events, in addition to a wide variety of food vendors. Entertainers, live music and amusement park rides will be present at the fairgrounds every day. In addition, there will be bake-offs, vintage car displays and art presentations. Fair admission is $15 on Tuesday and Wednesday, $17 Thursday through Sunday. This one price admission includes parking, Circus Hollywood, entertainment, music and unlimited rides. Children
36”
 and under receive free admission. Presale tickets are available online for $15 online that can be used any day. The fair will be operating from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day, exhibits open at 11 a.m., the carnival opens at noon. This year includes a variety of new attractions and enhanced acts that have been requested from past years by fairgoers. Altamont Fair officials are thrilled with the upcoming attractions.
“This year,
we are excited to introduce a unique motocross maneuver group named Brigade FMX. The group is extremely talented and in the past has opened for major events including NASCAR. The group will be performing on Thursday through Sunday, two shows each day and is expected to be an extremely popular attraction for fairgoers,
 said Marie McMillen, manager of the Altamont Fair. A new addition this year is the Altamont Wine Festival. The wine festival features New York State wines will be held within the fair on Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. For only $5, patrons 21 and over may a variety of locally produced wines and purchase their favorite. The Coronas Hollywood Circus will be returning for their fourth year. Circus attendees will be able to see a new acrobatic act including the gyro wheel, a new team of jugglers from Europe, a new clown and an
 
 
The Altamont Fair
 | 129 Grand Street, Altamont, NY 12009 | 518.861.6671 | altamontfair.com
entertaining poodle dog act. The circus will be playing all six days of the fair, two shows a day on weekdays and three shows a day on weekends. In addition to the new attractions, the Altamont Fair offers diverse music entertainment, livestock shows, 4H exhibits and shows, arts & crafts and culinary competitions and great fair food, The fair will be celebrating 121 years in 2014. In 1893, Altamont hosted the very first Albany County Fair. Back then, the most popular spectator event was horse racing in the grandstand. Today, the fair stays true to its traditional agricultural roots. While many aspects of the fair have been improved upon and added since first opening over 100 years ago, the tradition and value of the Altamont Fair still exists today.
As part of the fair’s commitment to honoring the men and women who served in the armed forces,
veterans and active military will receive free admission on Wednesday, August 13 until 4 p.m. A ceremony to celebrate and honor those that have served will be held at 7 p.m. (Free admission does not include rides). Wednesday is also Senior Day, free admission to those 65 years plus until 4 p.m. (Free admission does not include rides). For more information, visit altamontfair.com.
ALTAMONT FAIR SCHEDULE: Program subject to change without notice
 
Tuesday - August 12
8:00 a.m. Fitting & Showmanship (Sheep & Goat Ring) 9:00 a.m. Pony Show (Pony Ring) 10:00 a.m. Ms Altamont Fair (Northrup Stage) 10:00 a.m. 4H Poultry Show (Sheep & Goat Ring) 10:00 a.m. Open Rabbit Show (Rabbit Barn) 11:00 a.m. Strawberry Shortcake
 Dessert of the day (Grange Bldg) 11:00 a.m. Fiber Demo (Wool Nook) 11:30 a.m.
Hollywood Racing Pigs Gate 3)
 12:00 p.m. Reithoffer Midway open 12:00 p.m. 4H Public Presentations (4H Bldg) 12:30 p.m.
Disc-
Connected K9’s Infield)
 1:00 p.m. Old Time Gadgets Demo(Grange Bldg) 1:00 p.m. Oxen Pulls (Grandstand) 1:00 p.m. Fleece Judging (Sheep & Goat Ring) 1:00 p.m. Antique Farm Equipment Demo (Farm Machinery Bldg) 1:30 p.m.
Circus Hollywood Infield)
 1:30 p.m.
Sherman’s Lumberjack Show
 (Village & Carriage Museum) 2:30 p.m. Antique Farm Equipment Demo (Farm Machinery Bldg) 3:00 p.m. Battle of the Teen Bands (Northrup Stage) 3:00 p.m. Fiber Demo (Wool Nook) 3:00 p.m.
Sherman’s Lumberjack Show (Village & Carriage Museum)
 4:00 p.m.
Hollywood Racing Pigs Gate 3)
 4:30 p.m.
Disc-
Connected K9’s Infield)
 
 
 
The Altamont Fair
 | 129 Grand Street, Altamont, NY 12009 | 518.861.6671 | altamontfair.com
5:00 p.m. 4H Dog Show (TBD) 5:00 p.m. Oxen Pulls (Grandstand) 5:00 p.m. Antique Farm Equipment Demo (Farm Machinery Bldg) 5:30 p.m.
Circus Hollywood Infield)
 5:30 p.m.
Sherman’s Lumber
 jack Show (Village & Carriage Museum) 6:00 p.m. Science Exhibit Judging (Ag & Science Bldg) 6:00 p.m. Rock Road Chapel (Chapel) 6:30 p.m.
Disc-
Connected K9’s Infield)
 6:30 p.m. Jet Crash Billy (Northrup Stage) 6:30 p.m. World Flute Music & Native American Storytelling (Outside Fine Arts Bldg) 6:45 p.m. Jim Haas
 Fun with Smoothies (Blue Ribbon Cooking Center) 7:00 p.m.
Hollywood Racing Pigs Gate 3)
 7:00 p.m. Market Goats Show (Sheep & Goat Barn) 7:00 p.m. Antique Farm Equipment Demo (Farm Machinery Bldg) 7:30 p.m. Market Lambs Show (Sheep & Goat Ring) 7:30 p.m.
Sherman’s Lumberjack Show (Village & Carriage Museum)
 10:00 p.m. Exhibits Close
Program subject to change without notice
 
Wednesday - August 13
Seniors & Veterans Day 9:00 a.m. Pony Show (Main Horse Ring) 9:00 a.m. Poultry Judging (Poultry Bldg) 9:30 a.m. 4H Rabbit Show (Sheep & Goat Ring) 11:00 a.m. Peach Shortcake
 Dessert of the day (Grange Bldg) 11:00 a.m. Fiber Demo (Wool Nook) 11:30 a.m.
Hollywood Racing Pigs Gate 3)
 12:00 p.m. Reithoffer Midway open 12:00 p.m. Meat & Wool Breeds (Sheep & Goat Ring) 12:30 p.m.
Disc-
Connected K9’s Infield)
 1:00 p.m. Knitting Demo (Grange Bldg) 1:00 p.m. Horse Pulls (Grandstand) 1:00 p.m. Professor Paddy Whack (Northrup Stage) 1:00 p.m. Antique Farm Equipment Demo (Farm Machinery Bldg) 1:30 p.m.
Circus Hollywood Infield)
 1:30 p.m.
Sherman’s Lumberjack Show (Village & Carriage Museum)
 2:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social
 Sponsored by Stewarts (Farm House Museum) 2:00 p.m. Poets at the Fair (Village & Carriage Museum) 2:00 p.m. Cupcake Decorating (12 & Under)(Blue Ribbon Cooking Center) 2:30 p.m. Antique Farm Equipment Demo (Farm Machinery Bldg) 3:00 p.m. Nick Coluccio (Northrup Stage) 3:00 p.m. Fiber Demo (Wool Nook) 3:00 p.m.
Sherman’s Lumberjack Show (Village &
 Carriage Museum) 4:00 p.m.
Hollywood Racing Pigs Gate 3)
 

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