Altamont Fair opens today
The Troy Record reports that Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties are rarely linked, but The Altamont Fair attempts to represent all three local areas. The event runs now through Aug. 22 with a hypnotist, The Royal Hanneford Circus, The Sherman Lumberjack Show, and lots of animal exhibits. There will be fireworks on Thursday night and local bands Geezer, Black Mountain Symphony, Skeeter Creek, Get Up Jack, Big Sky Country, and Grit N Whiskey in Altamont in Albany County. The fair does not seem to be taking COVID-19 too seriously, with only this on its website: "Please maintain social distancing per CDC Guidelines. It is suggested by CDC that masks be worn inside buildings. We have hand sanitizer stations and hand washing stations throughout the fairgrounds." Read more about this story in the Troy Record.