Fall is in the air and family fun will be underway all around Saratoga County. Saratoga has you covered from corn mazes to spooky haunts, pumpkin patches to fall foliage, hayrides to apple picking, outdoor hikes to fall festivals and so much more. See below for some special events and outdoor adventures. For a complete list of Saratoga happenings, visit ilovesaratoga.us.
Ellms Family Farm
448 Charlton Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
OPEN SEPTEMBER 17 – Corn Mazes, Jumping Pillow, Pumpkin Patches, and old-fashioned fall activities for all. Have a wonderful Fall day and browse our pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, ride on our MooMooChooChoo, or jump on the Jumping Pillow – an Ellms Family Farm favorite! Take a leisurely break and have fun on our scenic trolley ride, or just sit and relax in our inviting farm market setting!
1124 Route 29 Schuylerville, NY 1287
The Fall brings The Fall Festival, featuring our 7-acre self-designed corn maze, celebrating its 15th year! In addition to getting lost in our maize maze, you can pan for real fossils and gemstones in our mining sluice, or visit our rock shop to find some unique items. You can take a hayride to pick pumpkins, pet and feed our farm animals, grab a bite to eat at the cornfield cafe', and so much more! If you are really brave you can dare to enter our 'Field of Screams' Haunted Maze on select October nights!
1174 Route 29, Schuylerville, NY 12871
Saratoga Apple is an orchard and farm market open 7 days a week, 12 months a year. We sell a wide variety of apples, peaches, plums, pears, cider, fresh baked goods, and produce. We also stock an assortment of local, natural, and healthy food and gifts. Apple cider donuts are made daily all year round. We are opening for 2016 U-Pick beginning September 13, continuing thru early November. Live music: the Country Fiddlers on Saturdays and Robanic Carribean music on Sundays, starting the third weekend in September.
A resource guide to various Saratoga County farms and producers, farmers’ markets and other agricultural events.
Ghost in the Garden Party at Yaddo Gardens
Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Sunday, September 18, 2016
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Festivities include: Entertainment, Refreshments, Raffles and a silent-auction featuring artwork of the Yaddo Gardens pergola and large fountain; and additional art, from the collection of John and Lee Nelson. Ghostly attire optional. Rain or shine. Tickets are $50.00 and $100.00 Benefactor. To purchase tickets go to Yaddo.org and to receive an invitation contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens
Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
September 23 – October 30, 2016
Friday & Sunday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Experience the Spirit(s) of the Garden. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth! Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors. Ghosts in the Garden Tours will be held on Friday and Sunday evenings at 5pm., beginning Friday September 23rd through Friday October 30th, 2016. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. Cost is $10 per person (children 12 and under free). Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group.
The Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest 2016
Sunnyside Gardens, 345A Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saturday, September 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The first-ever Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest will take place at Sunny Gardens. With $7,500 in prize money, pumpkin growers from around New York State are expected to attend along with their giant pumpkins - - most weighing more than 1,000 pounds. The general public is invited to view these giant pumpkins and to take a hayride, to sample cider, and pick up your own pumpkin on this day. The actual contest where pumpkins will be weighed and inspected starts at 12:00 noon.
Double M Haunted Hayrides
678 New York 67, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Opens September 24th - Creating fear for over 25 years in Upstate New York. Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this year. Six attractions all in one locations, including the Haunted Hayride, Walking Undead, Salvage Yard, Last Inn, Museum of Horror and the Schadenfreude Circus.
Saratoga Harvest Fest
Saratoga Race Course
267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saturday, October 1, 2016
1:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Saratoga Harvest Festival returns! Join us October 1st at the Saratoga Race Course to celebrate the autumn season. There will be a wide variety of seasonal craft beers, wine and ciders, live music and delicious food from local food trucks and vendors. Advance tickets are $8 and include admission to the event as well as a commemorative Saratoga Harvest Festival hat (16oz beers, wine, ciders and food available for purchase). Ticket prices will increase to $12 at the gate.
The Way We Were Car Show
Front Street, Historic downtown Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Sunday, October 9, 2016
9:00AM - 6:00PM
The 14th annual "The Way We Were" Car Show offers hundreds of show cars, live music, food and family activities. The car show is a judged show and several trophies will be awarded, including Best of Show, Mayor's Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Stock, Oldest Vehicle plus the top 3 in each of 13 categories. The event is free to spectators. All proceeds will benefit BSBPA community activities and the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Rain date is Sunday, October 16th.
Fall Foliage Festival 2016
Saratoga & North Creek Railway
26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
October 15 & 16, 2016
Departing 10:00 AM From Saratoga Station
Enjoy all of the festivities of the fall season with your family aboard the Saratoga & North Creek Railway’s Fall Foliage Festival. Climb aboard and let us do the driving so you can enjoy stunning views of the color changes of autumn in the Adirondacks. The train ride travels to your destination where you can partake in fall treats, pumpkin painting, Thomas the Train Bouncy House, Build A Friend stuffed animal machine, Scarecrow Contest, Baking contest, Spike Driving and more!
Saratoga Springs DBA Fall Festival
Downtown Saratoga Springs
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Focused on bringing fall themed fun to all of our visitors. With great activities like pony rides, a rock climbing wall, petting zoo, arts and crafts, circus acts, balloon animals, trick or treating, and the famous Pumpkin Roll! This is an event you do not want to miss! Bring a big bag to collect all of your treats and prizes and be ready for fun. Costumes are encouraged! Family fun most of these events focus on kids under 12.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:00 AM