Take in an intimate theater experience, or step back in time with the Saratoga National Historical Park, or just marvel at the change of seasons this weekend in Saratoga. Highlights of Saratoga Happenings are below. For a complete list of events, go online to tourism.saratoga.org.
A CHORUS LINE at HMT
Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park
October 16, 17 & 18, 2015
2:00 PM or 8:00 PM
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban. Enjoy a front-row seat for the making of a Broadway cast, as 24 potential stars audition for eight chorus parts in a musical. Experience their fears, talents and dreams, their love for the theater and experiences of prejudice, intolerance and courage. Exuberant, exhilarating, exhausting and uplifting, this is a show for all who love the tears, tests, thrills and triumphs of theater. Don't miss this heartwarming, funny and poignant journey, step by musical step. Weekends October 9-25.
Surrender Day by Saratoga National Historical Park
Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville
October 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Witness the recreated surrender of British General Burgoyne to American General Gates, sing patriotic songs with Schuylerville school children, and drink 13 original toasts to the American Victory! Sponsored by the Village of Schuylerville and Town of Saratoga.
Candlelight Tour of the Schuyler House
Saratoga National Historical Park
October 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Step back in time and experience General Philip Schuyler's 1777 country home in a whole new light! Candle-lit tours of the house are offered throughout the evening with light refreshments, period music, and a campfire to follow the tour. Hosted by the Old Saratoga Historical Association.
Fall Family Fest Train
Saratoga and North Creek Railway
Saratoga Train Station
October 17 - 18, 2015
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Boasting some of the best fall foliage in all of New York, the Adirondacks brilliant colors will amaze all who ride the Fall Family Fest Train. This family-friendly excursion train will delight all ages as it rambles through the majestic southern Adirondacks and over the Sacandaga River. The train will depart the Saratoga Station promptly at 10:00 AM, arriving at the Hadley Station at 10:49 AM.
Enjoy a three hour layover with family-friendly activities and entertainment for all. Activities will include bounce houses, pumpkin painting, an inflatable slide, face-painting and an adult and child friendly high striker. You can also create your very own stuffed animal at an additional cost. BBQ style food, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn will be provided for your enjoyment. Restrooms will be available and a shuttle if you would like to venture into the Town of Hadley. The train will be leaving Hadley Station at 2:00 PM getting you back to the Saratoga Station at 2:49 PM.