2017 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!

Irish 2000 Fest

men in kilts playing bagpipes

September 16, 2017

Ranked as one of the top five of its kind in the entire country, 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.

Saratoga Showcase of Homes

a beautiful bluish gray and off white house, appears to be a duplex

September 16 and 17, September 23 and 24, September 30 and October 1, 2017

Don't miss the 21st annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes! This popular fall event is spread out over three weekends. Go on a self-guided tour of the area's finest homes, then cast your votes.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

men setting up a hot air balloon

September 21 to September 24, 2017

Thousands of area residents and visitors look forward to this event each year. Just north of Saratoga is the Adirondack Balloon Festival, with hundreds of hot air balloons taking off at once. The sky is filled with brilliant bursts of color - it's truly a magical sight to see.

Saratoga Harvest Festival

group of young people posing with their beers, a girl is ont he shoulders of one guy

September 30, 2017

Head to the Saratoga Race Course for the Saratoga Harvest Festival, where you can enjoy seasonal craft beers, wines, ciders, food, and shopping from locan vendors. Live music will be provided by the Toga Boys, Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos, and AudioStars.

Taste of the North Country

two samples of food - filet mignon and lobster mac and cheese

October 1, 2017

The annual Taste of the North Country offers a chance to enjoy samples of area restaurants. Delicious food, live music, kids activities, culinary demonstrations, and more are happening at this amazing event. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls.

Fall Clay Arts Fair

clay pots in a row

October 7, 2017

The Fall Caly Arts Fair happens each year at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center. Guests can browse locally-made ceramics for sale while enjoying food and entertainment.

Saratoga DBA Fall Festival

crowd watches as kids roll pumpkins in a race

October 28, 2017

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

Halloween Events

four jack-o-lanterns in a row

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

Veterans Day Events

American flags depicted in front of graves in a cemetery

Our country 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

feet with green sneakers running on pavement

November 23, 2017

On Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners and walkers race in the 5K Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot which benefits the Christopher Dailey Foundation.

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