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Saratoga has a variety of family events and festivals this weekend. From live music to ghostly tours, farm animals to an historic anniversary, there is something for everyone and all ages. Here are some highlights of what’s happening around Saratoga. For a complete list of events, check out our calendar at tourism.saratoga.org.
Irish 2000 Festival
September 18-19, 2015
Saratoga County Fairgrounds
Two great days celebrating Irish music and culture, to preserve, protect and promote Irish history and culture in the 21st century. Offers the most unique line up of Irish music in the world! Everything from Celtic Punk and Jam Music to Traditional and everything in between
Yaddo Ghost Tours
September 18 - October 30, 2015
Fri & Sun 5pm
Yaddo Gardens, Union Avenue
Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens and feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth! Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors! Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour.
Clifton Park Farm Fest
September 19-20, 2015
10am - 5pm
Participating Farms, Clifton Park Area
Area farms open to the public for a 'celebration of farming.' It is a weekend of fun for the whole family, including farm tours, apple picking, hayrides, demos, animals, horse rides, country food, festive music and more! Free admission, drive-it-yourself tour!
Battles of Saratoga Anniversary Encampment
September 19-20, 2015
Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-3pm
Saratoga National Historical Park
Marking the 238th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga, come see history come alive. Join 18th-century soldiers march and drill, smell the aromas of open-fire cooking, hear cannons and musket firings, take part in a scouting mission or play a role in a court martial!
Saratoga Showcase of Homes
September 19 - October 4, 2015
Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
Various Homes throughout County
This event features and displays the latest in building techniques and products, as well as beautiful, high-quality furnishings and fixtures. This year, Showcase Snacks with food trucks at selected showcase homes. Proceeds from the event will benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga and Habitat for Humanity.