I've been back in the Albany area for almost 4 years but somehow haven't been to any fairs during that time. This weekend my friend Lisa and I decided to venture to Altamont. She had never been to a fair, and I was hoping to get into the watermelon eating contest (I was too late, but fear not I will compete at the Colombia county fair.) At any rate, we walked the fairgrounds, ate fair food, enjoyed wine slushies, petting zoo, and wine tasting. Overall a success but we didn't see any of the "main attractions" or ride on the death traps. for 17 bucks it's a bit pricy.