Crashes, bands and birth at Altamont Fair

"I want sunny and in the 70s," King said. "Obviously weather plays a big role in our attendance."

He said in the last ten years, there have been major facility improvements, and there is shelter, but the fair is a primarily outdoor event, and is weather dependent.

Parking on the grass fields too, can be affected by bad weather he said, but his inspection of the fields the week before the event yielded positive results.

Tickets are available online for the first time this year, and can be picked up at a will call window.

Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, and $12 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted for free and seniors pay $11.

King said the price of a family of four to attend the fair is cheaper now than it was in 1999, citing the $8 price for adults, and $4 for kids, plus $3 parking, totaling $27. Parking is now free he said.

"We're trying to recognize that it's a tight economy," he said.

He said a family of four pays $24 for adults, with kids under 12 years old, and it could be as low as $20 in advance.

A Capital District Transportation Authority bus will shuttle people from the mall and leave every hour.

CDTA will charge a $4 fare and require that it be paid using a day card. Once a person has the card, they can use it on any CDTA bus for that day, according to information from the fair's Web site.

For a complete list of events, visit the fairs Web site at www.AltamontFair.com.""

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