It’s mid-October, and that means you can expect to find both fall festivals and Halloween-themed events happening in the Saratoga Springs area. See what you can’t miss on October 18-20 in our latest Saratoga Weekend Roundup of top events and activities!
Have a Memorable Time at Fall Festivals
Join Bailey’s in Saratoga for some German-style fun at their 2nd Annual Oktoberfest. There will be plenty of food, games, and delicious beverages, all to support the American Cancer Society.
The Mill on Round Lake will host their annual FALLabration on Saturday to celebrate autumn and the end of patio dining season. The fun day on the patio will include live music, cider donuts, spiked cider, a stein hoisting competition, fire pits, food and drinks, and more!
Bring the kids to Pitney Meadows Community Farm on Saturday for pumpkin carving, horse-drawn carriage rides, puppet shows, games, music, and more at Autumn Fest, presented by the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs. Admission is free, and the festival will run from 11:00am-3:00pm.
The annual Schuylerville Fall Festival is even bigger and better than in previous years! Visit Broad and Ferry Streets in Schuylerville for a family-friendly festival full of art and food vendors, music, and fall-inspired activities.
Enjoy the Arts, Cars & Culture
Come see all the cool vehicles on display at Dock Brown’s Car Show on Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm. There will be trophies, dash plaques, and food specials and craft beers at the Lakeside Tavern.
Get ready for the second weekend of Home Made Theater’s presentation of Mamma Mia! at the Spa Little Theater. This smash hit musical tells the hilarious story of a young woman in search of her birth father. This weekend, there will be performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Artists will paint in Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday as part of a special Plein Air Art Show and Sale. From 3:00pm-5:00pm, you can purchase these new artworks at the Saratoga Spa State Park Admin Building.
Get Spooked at Halloween Season Events
Face your fears and visit Double M Haunted Hayrides in Ballston Spa for one of their popular haunted hayride experiences. You’ll encounter frightful scenes throughout a dark forest, and then continue on foot to a variety of scary walk-through attractions. Reservations are recommended in advance!
On Friday and Saturday, Operation Adopt a Solider will host the first weekend of their annual Haunted Hayride event at Gavin Park in Saratoga. Buy your tickets for the haunted hayride, and check out the family-friendly activities from 4:00pm-6:00pm.