LIVE: The Altamont Fair, 8/14-19/12

A young admirer tries to get a baby goat to smile prior to going before the judges.

A young admirer tries to get a baby goat to smile prior to going before the judges.

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

The sights…
The sounds…
The smells…

Ah, those hot August days and fun-filled nights at the Altamont Fair

The annual fair’s slogan is “Summer. Fun. Tradition.” And that pretty much sums up what it’s all about – from cotton candy and corndogs to racing pigs and Frisbee-catching dogs.

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And of course, while there’s plenty of entertainment and amusement to be had, it seems as though the core historical and agricultural aspects of the Altamont Fair have wisely remained at the heart of the annual end-of-summer gathering.

The Altamont Fair continues daily through Sunday (August 19). Gates open at 10am; exhibits open at 11am; and the midway opens at 12noon. Exhibits close at 10pm; the midway closes at 11pm. Admission to the fair is $15 per day, which includes parking, all of the shows and unlimited amusement park rides.

A ram is groomed prior to judging. He seems less than thrilled.

A ram is groomed prior to judging. He seems less than thrilled.

A young man and his mom hold a baby alligator at the Two by Two Zoo.

A young man and his mom hold a baby alligator at the Two by Two Zoo.

A world class frisbee dog in mid-air during the daily frisbee dog show.

A world class frisbee dog in mid-air during the daily
frisbee dog show.

Folks enjoying the rides.

Folks enjoying the rides.

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