It’s not Halloween weekend yet, but it is one of the best weekends to visit Saratoga Springs this season if you love candy and spooktacular activities. Get details about the Fall Festival, the Witch Walk, and more from October 21 – 23.
Discover Fall Fun For Everyone This Weekend
Don’t miss out on all of the activities happening at this year’s Saratoga Fall Festival! You and your family can dress up in costume and go trick-or-treating at participating businesses in downtown Saratoga, test your skill at pumpkin rolling, enjoy some of the traveling entertainment like Sean “The Prankster” Magician, and watch a free screening of “Hocus Pocus” at the City Center Parking Garage.
The witches are back and coming to downtown Saratoga – will you be joining them? This Saturday, the annual Witch Walk & Dance will take place at different locations throughout the Spa City from 3:00pm-11:00pm.
Registration for the festive pub crawl will be held at The Soundbar from 3:00pm-5:00pm, and proceeds will benefit Witch Walk SOSA’s chosen animal organizations for 2022. Dig out your broomstick and witch costume and get ready to move your feet for a great cause.
It’s once again time for the always popular Trunk or Treat at Moreau Recreation Park. If your kids like candy, crafts, hayrides, face painting, games, and balloon artists, then this is the event to check out. Admission is free, and the trunk or treat will run from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Looking for even more candy-filled fun in the Saratoga area? The Saratoga Regional YMCA will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday from 1:00pm-3:00pm. YMCA staff and the local police and fire departments will decorate their cars and welcome families to enjoy this safe and accessible trick-or-treat experience.
Have a Scary Good Time at These Attractions
October 21 – 22
Face your fears at Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke this weekend, which features a variety of attractions for the price of one: Farmer’s Haunted House, Field of Screams, Underground Tunnel, Forest of Fear, and 3D McCobb Manor. Each attraction is scarier than the one before, making it the perfect Halloween season event.
October 21 – 22
Enter Schuyler Farm’s corn maze at night – if you dare! Although the corn maze is family-friendly by day, when night falls, it transforms into a Field of Screams with demons, ghouls, and more surprises around every turn. The Haunted Corn Maze is open every Friday and Saturday night in October.
Find Festive Events Throughout the Spa City
October 21 – 23
The 2nd annual Saratoga Book Festival is a community-wide celebration of books that will include over 20 literary programs and events at multiple venues in downtown Saratoga. Opening night (October 21) will kick off with an interview and reading with author Peter Balakian at the Saratoga Music Hall.
Plan a visit to Cosmic Capes Comics in Saratoga Springs for their Comic-Tober Fest on Saturday, a special fundraising event for the Children’s Miracle Network via Extra-Life. There will be comics, board games, cosplayers, artists, costume contests, prizes, and more.
Each year, the Frederick Allen Lodge awards a scholarship to one graduating high school senior of color with the highest GPA. You can help support this awesome cause by attending their annual Jazz BBQ on Sunday, which will be catered by Dizzy Chicken and feature music by Legacy. Seating is limited.