Fall is a fun time to be in the Saratoga Springs area! Not only can you go apple picking, pumpkin picking, and even leaf peeping, but there are tons of festivals and events to check out throughout the season. Here are some of the upcoming highlights for this weekend!
Enjoy Festive Fall Events
Celebrate everything pumpkin at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market at High Rock Park this Saturday during the Pumpkin Festival! All kinds of pumpkin products will be available, including pumpkin peanut butter, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin soup, and so much more. Admission is free.
Bring the kids to Ellms Family Farm for the 5th Annual Fall Family Festival, sponsored by the Ballston Spa National Bank. This event is hosted by the Ballston Spa Central School District, and parents and their kids will be able to enjoy a variety of fun outdoor activities.
Swing by Nostalgia Ale House on Saturday from 11:00am-10:00pm for their Octoberfest celebration. Enjoy delicious German food, beer, outdoor fire rings, and live music!
Head over to Kraverie in Saratoga Springs and taste a wide range of beers and ciders at the Drink Upstate NY Beer Summit. Sample some of Kraverie’s best bites and brews from Common Roots, Empire, 1911, and more. A portion of proceeds will benefit Wellspring, which helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Celebrate Halloween season with your best friend at the 12th Annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade & Contest at Sloppy Kisses in downtown Saratoga. The event will include a costume parade, a canine costume contest, and a doggie happy hour. Funds raised will help benefit the American Hurricane – Harvey Relief Fund.
Experience The Arts In Saratoga
Don’t miss Home Made Theater’s presentation of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Spa Little Theater this weekend! Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this play is a wild and funny grown-up’s prequel to Peter Pan. Tickets are $29 for adults and $26 for students/seniors 65+.
Check out Skidmore Theater’s presentation of “Let The Right One In” this weekend at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne, this play is an enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale that brave and openhearted audiences will love. See more Skidmore events >>
Wondering what’s new at The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College? Join them for their Fall Opening Reception on Friday. There will be a conversation with the featured artists and a fall reception celebration. The event is free and open to the public.
Find Halloween Frights & Attractions
Get ready for another weekend of Double M Haunted Hayrides in Ballston Spa! These hayrides have been creating fear for over 25 years in Upstate NY. Some of this year’s spooky attractions include Walking Undead, Last Inn, and Outrage. Reservations are required.
This year, Mountain Ridge Adventure in Schenectady is the place to be for chills and thrills. The outdoor adventure park is hosting Zombie Zip Line events, which are corpse-guided tours through a nightmarish forest. Are you brave enough?
Explore the Haunted Maze at Schuyler Farms and discover demons and ghouls around every bend. There will be haunted buildings to pass through, masked men with chainsaws chasing you, and more spooky entertainment in the maze. The maze is open every Friday and Saturday in October.
If you like getting spooked during the Halloween season, then take a trip to Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke this weekend. Some of this year’s attractions and activities include two haunted houses, a haunted corn maze, a psychic sideshow, a haunted trolley ride, and more.