It’s that time of year again in Saratoga! Although fall is just around the corner, some of the season’s biggest festivals are happening now. From the annual Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds to Art In The Park, plan your weekend around these awesome local events!
Find Family-Friendly Festivals
One of the largest Irish music festivals around is back in Saratoga for a one-day extravaganza. This Saturday, head over to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds for Irish 2000, a music and arts festival featuring traditional and contemporary Irish music, great food and drinks, and a wide range of Celtic arts vendors. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the gate.
Bring the kids over to Moreau Lake State Park for NatureFest! Some of the highlights will include family fun, crafts, animals, food, a silent auction, demonstrations, educational information, and more. Admission is free.
Kick off the fall season in Clifton Park at their 24th Annual Farm Fest this weekend. Families can drive to participating farms during the festival and enjoy tours, apple picking, hayrides, demos, animals, country food, festive music, and more.
Take an Exciting Tour
Tour some of the Saratoga area’s finest houses during the first weekend of the 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes. 14 builders with 18 new homes are participating in this year’s event, and tickets are just $20 for adults and free for kids under 12.
On Fridays and Sundays from September 15 through October 29, Yaddo Gardens will host evening ghost tours at 5:00pm. The cost is $10 per person, while kids under 12 get in for free. Stop by and experience the spirits of the gardens!
Attend Fun Art Events
Saratoga Arts will host Art In The Park 2017 this Saturday in Congress Park from 10:00am-4:00pm. This one-day art show will be packed full of events and activities, from live music to art vendors, great food, prizes, and a Kidz Art Zone.
Take a trip over to The Laffer Gallery in Schuylerville this Saturday for the Opening Reception of their newest exhibit by Harry Orlky and Regina Wickham. The exhibit features landscape paintings and ceramic works. The reception will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Enjoy Live Music & Food
Swing by The Saratoga Winery on Friday evening for delicious drinks, wood-fired pizza, and live music by The Seth Warden Trio. It’s going to be a party!
Don’t miss out on Artisanal Brew Works’ first Pig Roast this Saturday from 2:00pm-10:00pm. The event includes a whole hog BBQ with slaw, potato salad, baked beans, and craft beer. There will also be live music and lawn games for visitors to enjoy.
Join The Mouzon House for Sunday Jazz on the Patio from 6:00pm-9:00pm with the Jeanine Ouderkirk Trio. Enjoy the live music performance plus locally-farmed food and an outdoor garden bar.