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2021 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 taste the finest brews or attend a family-friendly event, Saratoga has it all in fall!

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Saratoga Showcase of Homes

September 18-19, 25-26, and October 2-3

front of a house

Don't miss the 25th Annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes! This popular fall event is spread out over three consecutive weekends. Go on a self-guided tour of the area's finest homes, and then cast your votes for your favorites.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 23-26

hot air balloons in the skyNote: This photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing requirements

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

September 25-26

wool and arts display

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

2021 Date TBD

a food sampling

Editor's Note (2/9/2021): Please note that 2021 event details have not been announced yet. In the meantime, you can read about last year's event below for an idea of what to expect.

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

2021 Date TBD

massive pumpkins

Editor's Note (2/9/2021): Please note that 2021 event details have not been announced yet. In the meantime, you can read about last year's event below for an idea of what to expect.

The annual Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest has become a fall tradition here in the local area, and for 2020, the event will be held at multiple locations from September 30 - October 14. Stop by the following locations to see the biggest pumpkins of the season:

  • Hoffman Car Wash & Hoffman Jiffy Lube - 5 Lowes Drive, Wilton, NY
  • Mabey's Moving & Storage, Inc. - 142 Raylinsky Road, Ballston Lake, NY
  • Coburg Village - Coburg Village Way, Rexford, NY
  • Stewart's Shops - 1736 US Route 9, Clifton Park, NY
  • Saratoga Springs City Center - 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Sunnyside Gardens - 345 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Saratoga Spa State Park, Route 9, Avenue of the Pines entrance, Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga DBA Fall Festival Re-Imagined

2021 Date TBD

kids bowling with pumpkinsNote: This photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing requirements

Editor's Note (2/9/2021): Please note that 2021 event details have not been announced yet. In the meantime, you can read about last year's event below for an idea of what to expect.

For 2020, the traditional Saratoga Fall Festival presented by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association has been re-imagined as an in-person and virtual event. From Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25, enjoy a variety of festivities in downtown Saratoga and online!

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

2021 Date TBD

people running on a road in a race

Editor's Note (2/9/2021): Please note that 2021 event details have not been announced yet. In the meantime, you can read about last year's event below for an idea of what to expect.

In place of the traditional event, the 2020 Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot will be a virtual race happening from November 25 - 29. Register for this 5K fundraiser and then complete the race on the course of your choosing.

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