AUGUST 17-22, 2021


Armed Services and Senior Day


Senior and Armed Services Day

Wednesday, August 16 is Senior and Armed Services Day with special events planned. Seniors 65+ and Armed Services members (active and retired) receive free admission until 4:00 pm.

Senior Day is sponsored in part by St Peters Health Partners, Senior Day is a great way for folks 65 and up to enjoy the Altamont Fair. Many displays and exhibits are set up with senior interests in mind.


NYS Division of Veterans Affairs

Blue Star Mothers of America

Soda Pop Quiz

109th Airlift Wing, NY Air National Guard

NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance

Boyd Holton VFQ 7062 Auxiliary

GBHS Saratoga National Cemetery

Albany Co. Dept. for Aging

A Beacon of Love

Stars for our Troops Inc.

Hilltown Seniors

NYS Division of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp.

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany



At 2:00 pm a ceremony will be held to celebrate our military, both past and present. The Altamont Fair is partnering with the American Legion Post #977 to show the colors and escort our honored guests. Come a bit early to see the Legion Patriot Riders with the motorcycle escort. We are inviting veterans from all the eras to participate in “Blending the Veterans” created by Cindy Pollard. A meet and greet with veterans will be held in the Dutch Barn after the 2pm ceremony. There, you can meet with veterans from WWII as well as other wars.

There is some fun entertainment lined up for Wednesday. “Elvis is in the House!” Elvis Impersonator Bill McGrath has entertained thousands with his tribute to Elvis Presley since 2002 . Bill has traveled the country and parts of Europe with his own flare and twist of the greatest and most recognized entertainer that ever lived . Bill resides right here in Scotia NY. 

Peter and the Master Keys will perform on Reid Northrup Stage. From their bio: ”Peter and the Master Keys is a unique jazz and blues band that is stacked with some of the finest young musicians in New York City today. We specialize in the kind of soulful, jazz-inflected rhythm and blues that was popularized by greats like Ray Charles in the 50's and 60's, but we also play jazz from the 30's through the 50's - with a whole lot of swing and verve. Be sure and enjoy their performance!

Michael DeShalit, Master Hypnotist will take the stage at 7:30pm to mesmerize the audience. The question “How does he do that?” comes to mind multiple times per show! Calling members of the audience up for an interactive experience, he has had folks doing all kinds of fun activities. An Altamont Fair favorite, Mr. DeShalit will be sure to amaze you!

Stop in to visit all the museums, the Altamont Fair is proud to present two special 125th celebration exhibits in the Dutch Barn and the Circus Museum. Photographs, displays, speakers are planned to share our rich history.