Those foregoing alcohol might want to take part in a blind taste test to choose the best tasting water in Saratoga County on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The municipality with the finest water will move on to regional competition for a shot at states, to be held at the state fair in Syracuse on Aug. 26.
This year's fair will be Rowland's last turn in the position of general manager after 19 years. Replacing him will be Kevin Grupe, who has been on the fair board for 13 years and is president of the county agricultural society.
"I feel the fair is going to be in capable hands," said Rowland.