Although the 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course is over, there are still plenty of fun events to enjoy in Saratoga as we transition from summer into fall. This weekend, some of the highlights include the Wine & Food Festival, the first Saratoga Grandparents Day, and more!
Attend A Fun Festival Or Fair
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival – Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will host their 17th annual Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D’Elegance this Friday and Saturday! Patrons will get to enjoy a variety of fine wines and spirits over the course of the weekend. Other events include an appearance by Red Sox legend David Ortiz, a grill competition, and more.
69th Annual Lord’s Acre Fair – Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9
Visit the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church for the 69th annual Lord’s Acre Fair this Friday and Saturday. The church’s outdoor grounds will be transformed into a fair with a giant rummage sale, a silent auction, inflatables, carnival-style games, live music, and more. Admission is free.
Saratoga Native American Festival – Sunday, September 10
After missing a year, the Saratoga Native American Festival is scheduled to return this Sunday at the National Museum of Dance. Enjoy authentic Native American drumming and dance, storytelling, music, crafts, and native food. This is a kid-friendly event!
Enjoy These Local Celebrations
Saratoga Grandparents Day – Sunday, September 10
The first ever Saratoga Grandparents Day is happening this Sunday at The Holiday Inn – Saratoga Springs! This fun-filled celebration will include activities for all ages, such as carnival-style games and treats, mini-golf, fun photos, art projects, and more. Admission is free for grandparents and $10 for adults and children.
The Cheese Tour with Wine & Beer – Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10
Plan a trip to nearby Washington County this weekend for the 11th annual Cheese Tour with Wine and Beer. Six Washington County farms and producers will be participating in this year’s self-guided tour, so stop by the area and enjoy great food and drinks on Saturday and Sunday.
New Wave Dance Party – Friday, September 8
The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College will host a New Wave Dance Party this Friday to celebrate the closing of Liz Collins’ Energy Field exhibition. Paint your face, dress up, and get ready to dance the night away.
Malta Community Day – Saturday, September 9
Join the local Malta community for a day of fun at Shenantaha Creek Park! The schedule of events includes musical entertainment, kids’ activities, business and non-profit booths, fire tricks and demonstrations, and food for sale.
Get Out & Run
2017 Insane Inflatable 5K Run – Saturday, September 9
The Insane Inflatable 5K Run is back! Get ready for the most fun, wild, and insane obstacle run at Ellms Family Farm this Saturday starting at 8:30am. Participants can sign up solo or as a team, so don’t miss out!
Double H Ranch – Camp Challenge Ride & Run – Saturday, September 9
Help support Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne by participating in the 2017 Camp Challenge Ride & 5k Trail Run. You can choose between the run or the bike ride ($30 advance, $35 day-of registration), or bring the kids for a 1-Mile Family Fun Walk ($10 per person/$40 per family). A minimum fundraising commitment is not required for the trail run, just the bike ride.
Check Out The Classic Cars
29th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show – Thursday, September 7 – Saturday, September 10
Take a trip over to Lake George this weekend for the 29th annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show. See all of the classic cars at the Fort William Henry Museum and on Canada Street, browse the vendor area, and enjoy more events and activities in the village.
Car, Truck & Jeep Show at Curtis Lumber – Sunday, September 10
Swing by Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa for their Car, Truck & Jeep Show this Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm. All makes of cars, trucks, and jeeps will be featured, and over 38 trophies will be handed out. The car show will also include food trucks, vendors, free face painting for kids, and more.