Altamont, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
The Altamont Fair returns to the Capital Region this summer offering local communities a week's worth of exciting rides, unique attractions, friendly competitions, environmental education and much more! The 120th edition of the annual fair runs from August 13 through August 18 and invites people of all ages to attend for the admission price of $15 Tuesday through Thursday and $17 Friday through Sunday, inclusive of all rides, shows, exhibits, Circus Hollywood and parking.
The grounds are open every day at 10am, exhibits open at 11 a.m., and Midway opens at 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, is Senior Day and Thursday, August 15 is Armed Services Day. On these respective dates, seniors 65 and older and both active and retired members of the military will receive free admission until 4pm, which does not include rides. Chauffeured golf carts will be made available to seniors and veterans to assist with transportation around the fair grounds, thanks to the generosity of St. Peter’s Health Care Services.
New to this year’s event, the Fair welcomes “Tim Dyson FMX Show”, who will perform incredible Freestyle motocross stunts on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's. Also making its first debut at the Fair, the Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum will feature exhibits dedicated to the preservation of the centuries-old sporting traditions of hunting, fishing and all sports afield memorabilia.
For the museum enthusiasts, be sure to stop by the Antique Farm Machinery, Farm House, Carriage, School House, 1890’s Village, Circus and Auto - Past and Present museums as well. Also a special treat this year, the Auto Museum will be hosting Satan Cycles, who will build a motorcycle right on site!
Of course, the fair just wouldn’t be complete without rides and animals! Unlimited rides are hosted by Reithoffer Shows, the largest traveling midway in the world, providing options for “kids” of all ages. For the thrill seekers, "Speed" and "Vertigo" are back for another year and the fair is excited to welcome new rides like "Pharoah's Fury" and "Cliff Hanger!"
A variety of exotic animal displays offer fun for the whole family in the Giraffe Menagerie petting zoo and the Two by Two Zoo. Beginning August 13, Utopia Percherons will be exhibiting their six-horse hitch of prize winning black geldings where fair-goers can watch as they prep for the show ring and admire the movement of these magnificent horses. The Disc-Connected K9’s World Championship Frisbee dogs and Hollywood racing pigs are also back by popular demand.
This year’s fair will be chock-full of contests including competitive entries of photography, paintings, drawings, flowers, fruits and vegetables that anyone can enter! Fairgoers can also take their chances with Hershey’s Anything Chocolate Challenge, Local Orchards Baked Goods contest, the Home Front/Fr. Larche’s egg flipping contest and of course the annual Miss Altamont Fair Pageant will crown its winners in various age categories. With other baking, canning and cooking challenges to choose from, there is something for everyone to enter!
Enjoy musical entertainment of all genres throughout the week, including country, big band, rock and the oldies! Guests scheduled to appear are Hair of the Dog, J Collins, Skeeter Creek, American Long Boards, Bobby Stillwell, Cryn' Out Loud, Squeeze Play, Johnny Hirsch, Fulton Chain Gang, Grand Central Station, The Standard Clams, Jonathan Newell Band, NiteTrain, Pro Tones – Everly Brothers Tribute.
Following a week of fun-filled activities come enjoy the fireworks show on Sunday, presented by Quick Response, to celebrate summer and a great week at the Fair!
About The Altamont Fair
Back for its 120th year, the Altamont Fair is a three county fair representing Albany, Schenectady and Greene Counties. It is a non-profit, public educational and historical society supported entirely by admissions, rentals, contributions and the assistance of hundreds of volunteers. For a full schedule of events, contest entry information and to make ticket purchases, please visit http://www.altamontfair.com.