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2023 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!

Clifton Park Farm Fest

Dates: September 16-17, 2023

Let the fall fun begin at the Town of Clifton Park's annual Farm Fest on September 16-17. 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.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Dates: September 21-24, 2023

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.

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival

Dates: September 23-24, 2023

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.

Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest

Date: September 23, 2023

The annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest has become a fall tradition here in the local area, and for 2023, the event will be held on September 23. Stop by to see the biggest pumpkins of the season! This is a free, family-friendly event.

Saratoga Showcase of Homes

Dates: October 7-8 and October 14-15, 2023

Don't miss the 27th 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.

"The Way We Were" Car Show

Date: October 8, 2023

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 8 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.

The Great Pumpkin Challenge

Date: September 30, 2023

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 23rd Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge on September 30.

Saratoga DBA presents the Annual Fall Festival

Date: October 21, 2023

For 2023, the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association will host the popular Fall Festival on October 21. 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.

Halloween Season Events

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

Date: November 11, 2023

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

Date: November 23, 2023

The 2023 Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23. 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!

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