2016 Fall Festivals & Events in Saratoga

After the excitement of racing season subsides, the area settles in for a cozy fall, full of fun events. Whether you want to taste the finest brews, or you're looking for a family-friendly event, Saratoga has it all in the fall!

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Irish 2000 Fest

September 16 - 17, 2016: Ranked one of the top five of its kind in the US, Irish 2000 Fest is a major celebration of Irish music and arts. Come enjoy some of the best Celtic entertainment in the world, while dancing with friends and drinking some of the best Irish ales and lagers.

Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl

Saratoga Showcase of Homes

September 17-18, 24-25 and October 1-2, 2016: Don't miss the 20th Annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes for three weekends full of the area's finest homes. Go on a self guided tour of the beautiful homes, then cast your votes.

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Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 22-25, 2016: One of the area's most popular fall spectacles just north of Saratoga is the Adirondack Balloon Festival! Hundreds of hot air balloons take off all at once, filling the sky with brilliant bursts of color, creating a truly magical sight to see.

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A Taste of the North Country

October 2, 2016: The annual Taste of the North Country offers a chance to enjoy samples of the areas restaurants. Delicious food, live music, children's activities, culinary demonstrations, and more are happening at this amazing event. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls.

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Saratoga DBA Fall Festival

October 29, 2016: Take advantage of one of the last fall weekends before the frigid weather comes during the popular Annual Saratoga Fall Festival. It is a weekend long festival bringing Saratoga alive! Fall favorites at this event include pony rides, magic shows, trolley rides, pumpkin rolling races, a kids' costume parade, and plenty more family fun and games!

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Halloween Events

The end of October in the Saratoga area offers many spooky and fun events, from witches walks to zombie invasions, ghost tours of Saratoga, costume contests and more!

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Veterans Day Events

The United States honors its military heroes every year on Veterans Day. See local Saratoga events and commemorations to pay your respects to American military members.


Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot

November 24, 2016: On Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners and walkers race in the 5K Turkey Trot which benefits the Christpher Daily Foundation.

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Looking for more? While the events above are some of the most popular annual events of the fall season, Saratoga is alive with festive fun all season long, and you can discover more upcoming events on our Saratoga events calendar!

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