Want to make the most of your free time this Columbus Day Weekend? Take a trip to the Saratoga Springs area for all kinds of weekend fun! You can stop by Flavorfeast in downtown ‘Toga, check out a car show in Ballston Spa, and even enjoy some early Halloween thrills.
Enjoy Fun Foodie Events
Take your taste buds on a culinary journey around the world at the 4th annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast in downtown Saratoga Springs. From 11:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, you can try $1 food samples from a variety of ethnic dishes provided by over 25 participating restaurants.
Love chicken wings? Stop by Bailey’s Cafe in Saratoga Springs on Saturday for the 2nd annual Phila & Friends Wing Off! Just purchase your $5 wristband and punch card at Bailey’s, then visit participating locations for $1 chicken wings. Once you’re done, head back to Bailey’s and vote for your favorite.
Celebrate Fall at Festivals and Shows
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge’s annual Elktoberfest event this Saturday in Ballston Lake. There will be German food, beer, wine & spirits tastings, and other entertainment.
Join the Saratoga Clay Arts Center for their Fall Clay Arts Fair on Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. There is an opportunity for visitors to check out and purchase a wide range of unique ceramic works made by local clay artists.
This Saturday, Maple Ski Ridge in nearby Schenectady will host their 9th annual fall festival from 9:00am-4:00pm. Come spend the day in the country with the family and enjoy a car show, activities for the kids, scenic chairlift rides and hayrides, and more.
Take a trip to Pitney Meadows Community Farm for a day of family fun on Sunday! From 1:00pm-5:00pm, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, games, healthy snacks, and refreshments.
Want to see some cool classic cars? Head over to Ballston Spa for the 15th annual “The Way We Were” Car Show on Sunday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Cars will be displayed along Front Street, and there will be vendors and exhibits set up too. The show is free for spectators.
Prepare For Thrills and Chills
Get ready for another frightening weekend at Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm! Experience six haunted attractions at the farm, all full of the scariest monsters and creepiest creatures you can imagine. You’ll also find classic Halloween activities and more.
Have you made your reservation for a Double M Haunted Hayride yet? This is one of the scariest activities in the Capital Region around Halloween season, but reservations fill up fast. Check availability for this weekend or one of the other upcoming haunted hayride dates!
Don’t miss out on Mountain Ridge Adventure’s first weekend of Zombie Zip Lines, which will be held from 7:00pm-10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. This terrifying and thrilling activity is for ages 14 and up, and reservations are required.