There’s never a dull moment in Saratoga Springs during autumn. Whether you’re looking to enjoy food and drinks at Oktoberfest or celebrate the season as a family, you’re sure to find a festival or event that’s right for you this weekend!
Discover Fun Fall Events & Festivities
This Saturday, Adirondack Cruise & Charter Co. will host a special Pumpkin Picker Express cruise that will bring passengers to a hidden pumpkin patch. The cruise will last for about 60 minutes, and tickets will include a small pumpkin for each person and snacks/apple cider.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon and enjoy all kinds of festivities, such as live music, a Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition, food and drink specials, and more. Plus, you can receive a free commemorative stein with the purchase of a $2 race program.
Head over to Artisanal Brew Works on Sunday from 12:00pm-4:00pm for a fun-filled Oktoberfest Car Show. There will be drink specials, authentic German Spaetzle Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and plenty of classic cars to check out. Tickets will cost $10 per person.
Bring the whole family to PEAKFest at the Saratoga County Airport in Ballston Spa for games, prizes, raffles, local vendors, food trucks, and more. Admission and parking at PEAKFest are free.
Breathe in the Crisp Autumn Air on a Run
Lace up your running shoes and have fun at the Oktoberfest 5K in downtown Saratoga Springs this Saturday! Race participants will receive free entry into the Horseshoe and Druthers Oktoberfest celebration, a commemorative beer stein, free beer, and more. Funds raised through the event will benefit three local charities.
Don’t miss the 18th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge at Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday morning. Hosted by Saratoga Bridges, the race schedule will include a 5K & 10K, as well as a Kids Fun Run for children 12 and under.
Experience Fantastic Live Performances
In collaboration with Beekman Pop Up, Saratoga Arts Fest will present a Pop Flashback ’50s-’60s on Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs. This evening of family fun will feature open artist studios, live entertainment, costumes and dancing, vintage cars, and more.
Beginning this weekend, Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater will present a hilarious adaption of Mel Brooks’ monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein. This living, breathing, and monstrously funny musical will leave you screaming and gasping for more. The musical will be performed on weekends from October 13-28.
See Who Has the Best Mac Around
Find out who has the best mac ‘n’ cheese in Southern Washington County at the first-ever Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cook-Off at Cambridge United Methodist Church. The food tasting event will run from 12:00pm-2:00pm, and general admission will cost $5.