All’s Fair: From Altamont to Schaghticoke, from Fonda to Chatham

September 1st, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
A young man relaxes with his cow in the afternoon.

A young man relaxes with his cow in the afternoon.

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

It’s September, and that means that the Local 518 county fair season is kicking into high gear with plenty of animal judging, fried dough, racing pigs, karaoke, cotton candy, amusement rides on the midway and all-around last-gasp-of-summer fun…

Nippertown contributor Michael Seinberg captured the fab fair fun at last month’s Altamont Fair, which has closed for another year, but there are still quite a few other nearby fairs that you won’t want to miss:

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LIVE: The Altamont Fair @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, 8/14/14

August 18th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

Altamont Fair 2014 - photo by Michael Seinberg

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

Fun at the fair? Oh yeah, you bet…

And while the Altamont Fair has come and gone for a another year, but we’re still in the midst of county fair season, and there’s still plenty of fair fun to be had around Nippertown.

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LIVE: Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, 9/14/13

September 18th, 2013, 12:30 pm by Greg
That's a lot of apples.

That’s a lot of apples.

Photographs by Michael Seinberg
Additional photograph by Meg Seinberg-Hughes

A bountiful harvest was evident at the annual Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival, held last weekend at the Altamont Fairgrounds. But there was a whole lot more to the fest than just apples and wine…

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LIVE: Capital District Scottish Games @ Altamont Fairgrounds, 8/31/13

September 3rd, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Caber toss

The object of the caber toss is to get the caber to flip over completely and land directly in front of the thrower at exactly 12 o’clock (straight on from the thrower’s position). That’s considered a perfect throw.

Photographs by Michael Seinberg
Additional photograph by Meg Seinberg-Hughes

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LIVE: The Altamont Fair @ the Altamont Fairgrounds (Part II)

August 19th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg

Night on the midway

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

The big Altamont Fair wrapped up its week-long run on Sunday (August 18), and as far as we know, Ryan Gosling didn’t make a return appearance this year. But there was still plenty of fun to be had – from the midway to the animal exhibits, from the entertainment to the games of chance…

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LIVE: Altamont Fair @ the Altamont Fairgrounds

August 16th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg
The Midway

The Midway

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

The Altamont Fair opened its gates once again on Tuesday, and plenty of folks from all around Nippertown and beyond headed to the fair for fun-in-the-sun, frisbee-catching dogs, fried dough and more.

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LIVE: Tiesto @ the Times Union Center, 2/20/13

February 25th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

 Tiesto @ the Times Union Center, 2/20/13 (photo by Michael Seinberg)

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

Downtown Albany was throbbing to the beat on Wednesday night as the Club Life College Invasion Tour took over the Times Union Center in Albany for a marathon bash headlined by Tiesto, with support from the likes of Quintino and Tommy Trash.

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LIVE: Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ the Times Union Center, 12/13/12

December 18th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg

LIVE: Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ the Times Union Center, 12/13/12 (photo by Michael Seinberg)

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

SECOND OPINIONS:
Cindy Schultz’s photographs at The Times Union

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