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2019 Fall Festivals & Events: Experience the Best of Fall in Saratoga

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

Irish 2000 Fest - Music & Arts Festival

irish bagpipers

September 13 & 14, 2019

Ranked as one of the top Irish festivals in the country, Irish 2000 Fest in Ballston Spa is an annual celebration of Irish music and arts. Come enjoy some of the best Celtic entertainment in the world while dancing with friends and drinking a Guinness.

Saratoga Showcase of Homes

front of a house

September 14 & 15, September 21 & 22, September 28 & 29, 2019

Don't miss the 24th annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes! This popular fall event is spread out over three weekends in September. Go on a self-guided tour of the area's finest homes, then cast your votes for your favorites.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

hot air balloons in the sky

September 19-22, 2019

Thousands of area residents and visitors look forward to this event each year. Just north of Saratoga is the Adirondack Balloon Festival, featuring hundreds of hot air balloons taking off at once, filling the sky with brilliant bursts of color.

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival

wool and arts display

September 28 & 29, 2019

Take a trip to the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich and discover the region's fiber arts industry. The annual Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival is a showcase of fiber arts and products, and highlights will include a Fiber Art Show, a Sheep Fleece Show and Sale, demonstrations, and more.

Taste of the North Country

a food sampling

September 29, 2019

The annual Taste of the North Country in Glens Falls offers a chance to enjoy food samples from 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.

Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest

massive pumpkins

September 29, 2019

Hosted in Saratoga Spa State Park, the annual Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest has become a fall tradition here in the local area. Pumpkin growers will compete to see who has the biggest pumpkin this season.

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

person holding a wine glass

October 4 & 5, 2019

Join Saratoga Performing Arts Center this October for two days of food, drinks, and fun at their 2019 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. Sample exceptional wines at the Grand Tasting and check out the other great events that are on the schedule.

Saratoga DBA Fall Festival

kids bowling with pumpkins

October 26, 2019

Take advantage of one of the last fall weekends before the frigid weather comes by attending the popular Saratoga Fall Festival. Over the years, fall favorites at this downtown Saratoga 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 witch walks to ghost tours of Saratoga, costume contests, and more fun Halloween events.

Veterans Day Events

american flags near graves

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.

Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot

people running on a road in a race

Stay tuned for the 2019 date!

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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