Directions

Altamont is located approximately 10 miles west of Albany, NY. The Fairgrounds are at the base of the Heldeberg Escarpment, historic hills rich in bluestone, fossils and early New York history.

TIP: Using Google Maps or similar website or program for finding directions? Enter 100 Main St., Altamont, NY 12009 for destination; it’ll bring you right to the Altamont Fairgrounds entrance.

From the NORTH on I-87 (Northway):
Take I-87 south to Albany. DO NOT take Exit One for I-90/I-87 New York Thruway.
Stay in the LEFT LANE and continue to Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Turn RIGHT (west) on Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Follow Rt. 20 4.3 miles to Rt. 146 West.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 146 towards Altamont. Go 5.5 miles.
Turn LEFT at the Altamont Fairgrounds sign.

From the SOUTH on I-87 (NY Thruway):
Take Exit 24. Follow signs to Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
(It’s the first exit, immediately after the toll booth).
Turn RIGHT (west) on Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Follow Rt. 20 4.3 miles to Rt. 146 West.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 146 towards Altamont. Go 5.5 miles.
Turn LEFT at the Altamont Fairgrounds sign.

From the EAST on I-90:
I-90 to Exit B-1.
Follow this non-Thruway section of I-90 to Exit 1S toward Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
(NOTE: after passing I-90 exit 1N for Rt. 87, stay in right lane. Exit 1-S comes up quickly around a bend just before tollbooths for NYS Thruway)
Turn RIGHT (west) on Rt. 20/WESTERN AVE.
Follow Rt. 20 4.3 miles to Rt. 146 West.
Turn LEFT on Rt. 146 towards Altamont. Go 5.5 miles.
Turn LEFT at the Altamont Fairgrounds sign.

From the WEST on I-90:
I-90 to EXIT 25A
Take EXIT 25A for I-88 toward Schenectady/Binghamton/NY-7
Take EXIT 24 toward US-20/DUANESBURG/ALBANY
Turn LEFT onto Rt. 20/WESTERN TURNPIKE. Continue 5.2 miles.
Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 397/DUNNSVILLE RD. (look for sign to Altamont)
Continue to follow Rt. 397. 2.5 miles
FORK to left to go onto GUN CLUB RD. 0.6 miles
Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 146. 0.1 miles
Turn LEFT at the Altamont Fairgrounds Sign.

From the SOUTHWEST on I-88:
From I-88 eastbound, Take EXIT 24 toward US-20/DUANESBURG/ALBANY
Turn LEFT onto Rt. 20/WESTERN TURNPIKE. Continue 5.2 miles.
Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 397/DUNNSVILLE RD. (look for sign to Altamont)
Continue to follow Rt. 397. 2.5 miles
FORK to left to go onto GUN CLUB RD. 0.6 miles
Turn RIGHT onto Rt. 146. 0.1 miles
Turn LEFT at the Altamont Fairgrounds Sign.

BY TRAIN, BUS, OR TAXI:
The Amtrak station is across the river from Albany in Rensselaer (16 miles from Altamont).
Greyhound & Trailways are located in downtown Albany.
Public transportation from Albany to Altamont is limited. Taxi fare from Albany to Altamont is approximately $25–$31.
Contact Us for public bus info.