2022 Fall Festivals & Events: Experience the Best of Fall in Saratoga
After the excitement of summer subsides, the area settles in for a cozy season of fun autumn events. Whether you want to see the biggest pumpkins or watch hot air balloons fly into the sky, the Saratoga area has it all in fall!
Dates: September 17-18, 2022
Let the fall fun begin at the Town of Clifton Park's annual Farm Fest on September 17-18. During this two-day event, local farms and businesses will open their doors to the public and offer everything from hayrides and country food to apple picking and more. Admission is free, so check out the self-guided tour.
Dates: September 22-25, 2022
Thousands of area residents and visitors look forward to this event each year. Drive north of Saratoga to Queensbury / Glens Falls for the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, which features dozens of hot air balloons taking off at once, filling the sky with brilliant bursts of color.
Dates: September 24-25, 2022
Visit the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich and learn about the region's fiber arts industry. The Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival is an annual showcase of fiber arts and products, and event highlights will include wool, pottery, and paper crafts, festival foods, local craft beverages, demonstrations, and more.
Date: September 24, 2022
The annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest has become a fall tradition here in the local area, and for 2022, the event will be held on September 24. Stop by to see the biggest pumpkins of the season! This is a free, family-friendly event.
Dates: October 8-9 and October 15-16, 2022
Don't miss the 26th Annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes! This popular fall event is spread out over two weekends in October. Go on a self-guided tour of the area's finest homes, and then cast your votes for your favorites.
Date: October 9, 2022
One of Saratoga County's biggest car shows of the year is the annual "The Way We Were" Car Show in downtown Ballston Spa. Take a stroll down Front Street on October 9 and check out all the cool classic cars on display. The event will also feature live music, food, merchandise vendors, and a Kids' Zone at Iron Spring Park. This car show is a fantastic (and free) way to spend a fall day with the family.
Date: October 15, 2022
The Great Pumpkin Challenge is an annual fall race in Saratoga Springs that takes place at Saratoga Spa State Park, with proceeds benefiting Saratoga Bridges. Lace up your running shoes and participate in the 22nd Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge on October 15.
Date: October 22, 2022
For 2022, the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association will host the popular Fall Festival on October 22. Look forward to a variety of festivities and activities in downtown Saratoga, including a fall-themed Great Saratoga Pumpkin Hunt, which will take place over two weeks from October 15 - 30.
October in the Saratoga area offers many spooky and fun happenings, from witch walks to ghost tours of Saratoga, costume contests, and more fun Halloween events.
Date: November 11, 2022
Our country honors its military heroes every year on Veterans Day. See local Saratoga events and commemorations to pay your respects to American military veterans.
Date: November 24, 2022
The 2022 Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24. This year's 5K run/walk will feature both an in-person and virtual option. There will be no day-of registration, so plan ahead for this fun race!