Spring is underway in Saratoga, and so is the annual Chowder Fest ‘N Tour! This multi-day event will conclude with the traditional Chowderfest on Saturday, March 26, and you don’t want to miss out on all the delicious chowders. Learn more below, and check out other events and news to know.
Satisfy Your Chowder Cravings & Find Upcoming Events
Come Celebrate Chowderfest in Saratoga Springs
Are your taste buds ready? Chowderfest is back, and it will be held on March 26 from 11:00am-4:00pm in and around Saratoga Springs. Event-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy $2 chowder samples from participating restaurants and then vote for their favorite. There will also be live entertainment and family-friendly activities at different venues.
Here’s what else is going on in Saratoga:
- Friends of the Library Used Book Sale: March 24 – 27
- 2022 Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo: March 25 – 27
- Haan Lao Grand Opening with Live Music from Thom Powers: March 25
- Winter Farmers’ Market: March 26
- Saratoga Community Day & Shred Day: March 26
- Maple Open House at Maple Valley Farm: March 26 – 27
- NWA Woodworkers Showcase 2022: March 26 – 27
- Capital Region’s Premier Wedding Show: March 27
- Homes for Orphaned Pets (H.O.P.E.) Cat Cafe: March 27
See the full Saratoga events calendar >>
A Golf Season Update, Cool Ice Cream News, and Other Happenings
Get Back Into the Swing of Things at The Fairways of Halfmoon
One of the best parts of spring in the Saratoga area is the return of golf season, and starting today, March 25, The Fairways of Halfmoon in Mechanicville is officially open. The entire 18-hole golf course is open to golfers, and tee times can be booked on their website now.
A New Ice Cream Spot Is Coming to Ballston Spa
Ice cream + mini golf? Yes, please! On April 7, Wind-Chill Factory in Ticonderoga is planning to open a second location at 3 Trieble Avenue in Ballston Spa. This location will be operated by Capital Region residents Brandon Whalen and his wife Keely Whalen; Brandon is the son of Bobby Porter, who owns Wind-Chill Factory in Ticonderoga.
As noted by an article from Sun Community News, Wind-Chill Factory in Ballston Spa will serve ice cream, burgers, fries, and other snacks, feature an 18-hole miniature golf course, and host a classic car show on Wednesdays. Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/Wind-Chill-Factory-325042323907
Mark Your Calendar for The Country Drive-In’s Opening Day
The Country Drive-In in Clifton Park is one of the hottest spots in Saratoga County for comfort food classics and ice cream, and it’s always an exciting time when they open for the season. This year, the restaurant is happy to announce that opening day will be Wednesday, April 6. Will we see you there?
Price Chopper’s Downtown Saratoga Location Prepares to Close
There are a variety of markets and grocery stores in Saratoga Springs, and over the years, the Price Chopper Limited at 55 Railroad Place has been a convenient option for downtown residents. However, according to News 10 ABC, Price Chopper has stated that they will not be renewing the lease for that location, and it will permanently close its doors at 6:00pm on April 16.
Although this Price Chopper will be gone, customers will still be able to shop at the 70,000 sq. ft. Price Chopper SuperCenter on Route 50.
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- News 10 ABC: Price Chopper in Saratoga Springs closing
- Sun Community News: A new Wind-Chill Factory location to open in early spring