Foul was part of the fair on Monday, Aug. 11, 1980. Rain and cloudy skies marked the beginning of the Altamont Fair. People and farm animals still showed up, the merry-go-round still ran and sausage and peppers still sizzled.
Mary Browne, left, and Laura Panas dressed for success — 1700s style — at the 1980 Altamont Fair. Mary and Laura dressed in Colonial attire for the fair’s farm museum.
Clifton Park’s Jeff Bennett wasn’t caught in the time tunnel — he took a spin inside the revolving fun house at the Altamont Fair in 1980.
Elizabeth Warner, 6, rides a painted pony and lets the spinning wheel fly at the fair Herbrother Jonathan, 4, rides in the background. The Warners lived in Hagaman.
A young girl seems wary about trusting her prize chick to a judge.
Stowe Burke, 8, of Saratoga Springs, takes a close look at a Clydesdale mare.
Four "kids" wait for their turns to shine.
Umbrellas and cowboy hats keep rain away from some visitors to the fair.