Another large Capital Region event has been canceled due to COVID-19.
The Altamont Fair in Albany County was canceled only once before: in 1943 during World War II. Now, coronavirus has forced its cancellation in 2020. Fair ManagerAmy Anderson:
"When we were looking at the CDC guidelines that were coming forward and tryingto find ways that we could keep the public and our volunteers safe, we just could not come up with a reasonable plan that was cost-effective, that would enable us to maintain social distancing, and you know, have thermal body checks at the gate, that kind of thing."
Anderson says the Altamont Fair will take this next year to prepare for the 2021 version, scheduled for next August.