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2018 Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival

Visit the 26th annual Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival at the Altamont Fairgrounds September 15th and 16th! Enjoy a juried art and craft show, a food court, a wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, a car show, and more.

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General Details

  • Saturday, September 15th, 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday, September 16th, 10am to 5pm

Acres of free and convenient parking.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Event is rain or shine.

Activities and Vendors

  • Juried Art & Craft Show
  • Food Court
  • Pride of NY Specialty Food Vendors
  • Wine Tasting & Sales
  • Cooking Demonstrations by Pampered Chef
  • Kids Activities

Kids Activities

  • Haunted House
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Clowns
  • Bounces & Slides
  • Kids-on-the-Go Fitness Center
  • Pony Rides by Dream Ponies and Zoo (12pm to 4pm both days)
  • And more!



  • 11am to 3:30pm: Hey DJ
  • 11:30am to 2:30pm: Old Time Fiddlin & Banjo
  • 12pm to 5pm: Three Quarter North


  • 12pm to 3pm: Old Time Fiddlin & Banjo
  • 12pm to 4pm: Shades of Grey

Car Show

The Car Show will take place on Saturday, 10am to 3pm, with a rain date of Sunday.

All show cars enter at the Park Street Entrance. The gate for the show cars will open at 9am and close at 12pm for judging. There will be two show car classes (1980 and older/1980 and newer), with trophies for the top 10 show cars in each class and awards given for best bikes. Awards will be given out at 2pm.

Dash plaques and goody bags will be given out to the first 50 cars that enter. The entrance fee is $10 per car/bike, which admits two people to the car show and the festival. Additional admissions for those over 15 may be purchased for $8 each.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle, wine tasting, craft booths, haunted house, bouncy bounce and slide, music, and lots of great apple treats.

Please contact [email protected] for questions about the car show.

Wine Tasting

Admission to the wine tasting building is $8 per person and includes a 10oz souvenir wine tasting glass. Individuals must be 21 years of age to participate in the wine tasting. Admission to the wine building to shop is free.

Participants are still to be announced - stay tuned!

Art & Craft Show

This year 125 craft exhibitors will be accepted into the show, with opportunities to reserve double booth spaces. The festival strives to present excellent craftwork to the public.

For more information on the craft show, or to apply to be a vendor, visit, or call Northeast Show Promoters at 518.786.1529.

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