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Fall Foliage & Fun in Saratoga!

Saratoga has everything you need to plan the perfect fall getaway with that special someone in your life or your entire family.  And don't forget to check out all the other great things to do in Saratoga throughout the seasons!

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, click here.

Something For Everyone

Saratoga County includes at least ten area museums, a wide variety of golf courses, our world famous mineral springs and spas, great shopping and unique and amazing local restaurants too. Whether it's a fall weekend getaway or a mid-week trip, Saratoga County is a fall destination sure to delight you.

Special Events

Check out “The Way We Were Car Show,” or First Fridays in Downtown Ballston Spa. We have rowing regattas on Saratoga Lake that make for spectacular viewing. And don't miss the Saratoga Wine and Food & Concours d'Elegance, the Annual Irish 2000 Festival, the Saratoga Native American Festival, the Saratoga Showcase of Homes, Saratoga International Flavorfeast, the Saratoga Fall Festival and more!

Outdoor Farmers' Markets

May - October, 2020
Wed, 3-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-1 pm
High Rock Pavilion

Last call to take advantage of the crisp, cool days at Saratoga's outdoor farmers' markets. Join shoppers and entertainers as local farmers delight with high-quality local food and agricultural products. Our agricultural excellence is revered by locals and visitors alike.

Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest 2020

September 27, 2020
10 am - 4 pm

Saratoga State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park is proud to host New York’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, sponsored by Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Giant pumpkin growers from around New York State will meet up to find the biggest pumpkin of the year!

Double M's Dead End Road

October 2020
Thursdays and Sundays Evenings

Double M, Rt. 67, Ballston Spa

Double M’s Dead End Road is a contactless haunted theatrical experience. Remaining in your vehicle allows for social distancing while still enjoying the laughs, thrills and chills of the Halloween season and snacking on cider and donuts!

Ballston Spa's First Fridays

First Friday of every month
6 pm - 9 pm
Downtown Ballston Spa

The fun and culture continues this fall in Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month. Enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries. Live music, art displays, refreshments, and featured shop promotions.

The Samples Live at Putnam Place

October 3 - 4, 2020
9:00 pm and 1:00 am
Putnam Place

Don't miss The Samples at Putnam Place! Sean Kelly showcases his unique, beautiful vocals, virtually unchanged since The Samples' early 90s albums. The unforgettable vibe of their songs transcends genres, bringing a timeless message to their audiences.

The Virtual Great Pumpkin Challenge

October 10, 2020
5K & 10K Start at 9:30 am
Saratoga Spa State Park

We decided to have our 20th Great Pumpkin Challenge virtually! By being virtual, the 5K and 10K you can run or walk at your convenience between October 17-31. Choose your own course, or use ours in Saratoga State Park, and report your time!

Rebuilding Together Virtual Dinner

October 22, 2020
5:30 - 9:00 pm
Saratoga Hall of Spirngs

Celebrate a year of success with Rebuilding Together Saratoga County. This year's celebration will be held virtually, and the details are in the works. The proceeds will provide repairs, equipment and furnishings for our neighbors in need of safe, warm, healthy homes.

Saratoga Fall Festival 2020

October 24, 2020
11 am - 4 pm
Downtown Saratoga Springs

You and your family won't want to miss an exciting day of events celebrating our beautiful Autumn! The Fall Festival offers games, pumpkin rolling races, pony rides, a costume parade, magic shows, and many more happenings. Best of all, dozens of stores will be open for trick-or-treating!

Head of the Fish Regatta

October 31 - November 1, 2020
Races begin at 8:00 am
Saratoga Lake Boat Launch

Return to Fish Creek at the Saratoga Boat Launch for another exciting rowing regatta! Take the shuttle from the Saratoga Visitor's Center and watch the races, enjoy all of the food vendors, and soak in all that Saratoga Lake offers in the Fall. Secure your spot on the bridge!

Indoor Farmers Markets

November, 2020 -  Apr, 2021
Saturdays 9:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wilton Mall

On November 2nd, our bounty of locally-grown produce, handmade crafts, and food products move inside to the beautiful Lincoln Baths building in Saratoga Spa State Park. Our vendors will sell everything from meat to mushrooms. Live music too!

Saratoga Restaurant Week

November 2-8, 2020: To be confirmed
Evenings based on reservations
Various Saratoga County Restaurants

Discover Saratoga's Restaurant Week is a perfect time to check out some new- and new-to-you eateries. Reserve your 3-Course dinner for just $20 or $30 plus tax & tip at participating Saratoga County restaurants--more than 30 in all, TBA.

Vin Le Soir Wine Tasting

November 4, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Longfellows Restaurant

Join us for Saratoga AIM's benefit fall wine tasting event, celebrating the power of potential in people of diverse abilities in our community. Throughout the event enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and entering to win our endless raffle baskets.

Black Friday Downtown Saratoga

November 27, 2020
Begins at 6 am
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Come support local businesses and artisans, and save money while getting a jump on your holiday shopping! Downtown boutiques and shops open early for this annual event; the earlier you shop, the more you'll save! What better way to shake off the post Thanksgiving Feast doldrums.

Holiday Craft Marketplace

November 28, 2020
10 am - 4:30 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

The 45th annual Holiday Craft Marketplace returns! Kick off the shopping season by browsing through original handmade crafts from over 100 artisans. Enter raffles and a silent auction. $5 admission fee benefits the Saratoga Center for the Family. Kids under 12 free!

Saratoga Festival of Trees

December 2-6, 2020 (To be confirmed)
Times vary by day
Saratoga Springs City Center

A Saratoga favorite! Come to a indoor winter wonderland of lights and festive decor.  Come and walk through over 250 uniquely decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. A fun event for all ages with Family Day, Breakfast and Sundaes with Santa and Santa's Workshop, to benefit Catholic Charities of Saratoga.

Victorian Street
Walk

December 5, 2020
5 pm - 10 pm
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Victorian Holiday Magic abounds in old fashioned style as Saratoga Springs transforms into the 1800s. Dress for the era and join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the gingerbread house and at the awesome tree-lighting ceremony. Fun for the whole family! Broadway is closed off for this holiday tradition.

Victorian Winter Market

Dec 5-6, 2020 (to be confirmed)
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Mansion Inn

This event feature live music, fine artisans & crafters showcasing their best holiday gifts and of course, food & drink--all promising to get you into the holiday spirit. The magic of The Mansion is sure to warm your heart and put a smile on your face! This event is free, family-friendly and open to the public!

Christmas with the McKrells

December 13, 2020 - to be confirmed
7:00 pm
Spa Little Theater, 19 Roosevelt Dr.

Join us for a Saratoga tradition as Kevin McKrell and his merry musicians return to the Spa Little Theatre! The band blends their trademark Celtic style with our holiday musical favorites. Bring the whole family to laugh and enjoy their stories, and join in on the holiday merriment!

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