Take advantage of the beautiful weekend weather in Saratoga and have fun with family and friends. We’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in the area, including corn mazes, festivals and celebrations, haunted attractions, and more.
Fall Into Fun at These Exciting Festivals & Activities
Bring the kids to Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa for a day of fun fall activities. Ellms is open this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from 10:00am-6:00pm, and their massive list of attractions includes corn mazes, ziplines, gemstone mining, a pumpkin patch, mini excavators, jump pads, apple cannons, a Pumpkin Express train, and more.
The Jump Into Fall Festival is a special celebration that will benefit both the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs and Pitney Meadows Community Farm. Come to Pitney Meadows on Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm for a variety of interactive activities for kids, music and stories, demos, and more. Pre-registration is advised.
Don’t miss out on the Southern Saratoga YMCA’s Fall Festival on October 15 from 11:00am-3:00pm. Pre-registration for this free event is available on their website, and highlights will include food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival games, and other family-friendly fun.
Get Spooked at Ghost Tours, Haunted Corn Mazes, and More
The final ghost tour at Yaddo Gardens is happening this evening starting at 4:00pm. Visitors should meet at the parking lot entrance for this spooky guided tour through the gardens. The cost is $10 per person, cash or check only.
Do you love both running and Halloween season? Check out this Saturday’s Great Pumpkin Challenge 5K/10K in Saratoga Spa State Park, an annual fundraiser for Saratoga Bridges. There is no day-of registration, but you can register in-person today, October 14, from 12:00pm-6:00pm at Saratoga Bridges’ Administrative Offices (16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd, Ballston Spa, NY).
Have a scary good time exploring the Haunted Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms this weekend! Every twist and turn will feature a new surprise in this Field of Screams. From demons and ghouls to haunted buildings, this Haunted Corn Maze is truly a unique experience. Get your tickets for today, October 14, Saturday, October 15, or an upcoming weekend.
Discover the Capital Region’s most terrifying haunted houses and mazes at Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke. As you travel through Nightmares, each attraction will be scarier than the one before. Escape the Underground Tunnel, watch out for the Farmer in the Forest of Fear, and more.
Find More Weekend Events for the Family
The second weekend of the popular Saratoga Showcase of Homes has arrived. Purchase your tickets and get ready to tour some of the finest homes right here in Saratoga County. The homes will be open from 10:00am-4:00pm each day of the event, and funds raised will benefit two local charities: Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties.
Plan a visit to Moreau Lake State Park on Saturday for an Indigenous Peoples Celebration from 12:00pm-2:00pm. There will be food, activities, and games for everyone to participate in. All are welcome!