Fall > Saratoga Fall Attractions
Spend a fall day taking the kids to a local farm or festival! There is always lots to see and do in Saratoga during the fall...
Saratoga Farms, Pumpkin Patches & Hayrides
Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa is just a short drive away from downtown Saratoga Springs, offering wholesome family fun and fall activities. Starting in September each year, Ellms' offers corn mazes, trolley rides around the farm, pumpkin patches, hay rides including a special Halloween Hayride Friday and Saturday nights in October, and more holiday fun lasting right until the snow falls. Call (518) 884-8168 for more information.
Eagle Mills Cider Mill & Family Fun Park in Broadalbin NY is another local farm with fall fun. Taste their homemade cider and see the process of how it's made. There is also an ice cream mill, country bakery, train rides for the kids, gem stone mining, fossil dig and other attractions, as well as arts and crafts shows during the fall season. Call (518) 883-8700 for more information.
Liberty Ridge Farm is the perfect destination for the fall season! There is something for everyone... take a stroll through the corn maze, pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, dare yourself to partake in the harvest haunt Friday and Saturday nights in October, or enjoy it all during their fall festival. There are also a variety of farm-shows throughout the season and farm food galore! Check our events calendar for a list of upcoming events in the area. Call (518) 664-1515 for more information.
The Double M Daytime Hayride and Corn Maze just off Route 67 in Malta is a spook-free hayride and corn maze for children who aren't quite up for the scarier Haunted Hayride at night. Your kids will love the petting zoo, bouncy house and fall activities. Call (518) 884-9122 for more information.
Schuyler Farms has outdone themselves with this year's 7-acre halloween-themed corn maze. Their Fall Festival also includes an interactive station where you can pan for fossils and gemstones, feed and pet farm animals and eat something delicious at the Cornfield Cafe. The farm is open Thursday through Sunday in October, with the Field of Screams Haunted Maze open on Friday and Saturday nights through the end of October. Call (518) 695-5308 for more information.
Engelke Farm has the traditional corn maze and pumpkin patch your family loves in the fall, but their 2000+ foot long Pumpkin Patch Zip Line is something you'll never forget! Looking for something a little spookier? Check out the Haunted Hayride -- 45 minutes of fun-filled terror, ending with a bonfire. Call (518) 279-3971 for more information.
Moses Vegetable Farm in Eagle Bridge once belonged to famous Grandma Moses, and is now operated by her grandchildren and family. They have a great selection of vegetables and produce, as well as a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Call (518) 686-7729 for more information.
Sunnyside Gardens, family owned and operated since 1981, is serving up warm apple turnovers and cider donuts at this year's Chilrden's Song themed pumpkin patch. Children will love the friendly handmade scarecrows and funny cutouts where they can have their picture taken. Call (518) 584-1034 for more information.
Food & Wine
Saratoga Farmers Market is open outdoors on High Rock Ave. through October providing locally grown fruits and veggies from local farms, as well as fresh baked goods, jams, honeys, meats, and more. The farmers market stays open year-round, moving indoors in November to the Division St. School at 220 Division St., Saratoga Springs.
Local Wineries are a popular attraction throughout the fall as well! The Adirondack Winery in Lake George offers special fall wine-tastings and promotions on some of their best selections during the fall. The Saratoga Winery is a cozy winery to spend an afternoon, as it feels like it is in the Adirondacks though only minutes from downtown Saratoga. Hang out on the back deck, sip some local wine and enjoy the fresh fall air!
Want to pick some apples? Check out our list of Apple Orchards in Saratoga County!