Saratoga Springs events
Scenic Train Rides and Fall Festivals in Saratoga Springs
Fall is one of the best seasons to visit Saratoga Springs. Crisp, cool air and autumn leaves slowly changing around the town; the beauty only begins there. Saratoga comes alive in the fall, and there's so much to see and do! There are innumerable forests, alive with the colors of autum, nature trails to walk, foods to eat, and mountains to climb, with views sure to take your breath away.
Stunning Views. Spectacular Opportunities on the Adirondack Train
The "Great Dome" car offers a rare and unique fall travel experience to view this season's brilliance on the Adirondack and Cardinal train. The dome is open to all passengers on a first come, first served basis on select departures. The dome car features an upper level with windows on all sides and overhead to provide the passengers with panoramic views of magnificent scenery.
Visit some of the Saratoga area's best apple orchards and harvest some sweet, crunchy apples or enjoy a savory cup of hot apple cider and an apple cider doughnut or two.
Hike in Saratoga Spa State park and explore the numerous trails. Walk through arches of vivid colors and soak in the beautiful and remarkable surroundings. Enjoy a stroll around town and let your gaze wander to the historical homes and architecture throughout. Saratoga Springs is full of history waiting to be explored!
If it's raining, don't worry, Saratoga makes rainy days entertaining. Explore some of the many museums found throughout Saratoga including the National Museum of Dance. You could also head to a local bakery or cafe, sit down to a book and a pastry at Mrs. London's or enjoy a hearty sandwich and good company at Putnam Market.
The Saratoga Fall Festival is an annual weekend long fall event full of family, fun, and food. Saratoga comes alive to celebrate the best of fall and spectators can enjoy a variety of activities from magic shows and pony rides to cupcake decorating and spooky trolley rides.The weekend culminates with the long standing costume parade!
Each fall, Saratoga also hosts the OktoBEERfest. Enjoy an afternoon to celebrate fall with authentic German food, craft beers, German entertainment and live music, games, contests and more! Many regional breweries will be in attendance to present a sampling of their finest seasonal craft beers. The OktoBEERfest promises a day of fun for the entire family.
Official Saratoga Battlefield Guide (OSBG) Program
On pastoral fields and gently rolling hills above the Hudson River, two hotly contested Revolutionary War battles fought here ended in an American victory so momentous that it is known as one of the most important in world history.
Tour length: 2½ to 4 hours
Schedule of fees: 1 - 10 people: $80
Each additional person $8.00
Tour availability: By advance reservation.
Official Saratoga Battlefield Guides are independent contractors who are paid a fee for their programs by visitors. The guides are authorized by the Park through a Commercial Use Agreement.
For more information on how to arrange a tour:
By phone: (518) 664-9821 ext. 2985
By e-mail: SARA_info@nps.gov
Saratoga Farmers Market
Local vendors offer rich cheeses, juicy organic fruits, fresh veggies, sweet jams, creamy yogurts, baked breads, pizza, berries, maple syrup, tubers, meats, herbs, honey and so much more.
Open from May – October, Saratoga Springs NY
Saratoga Rowing Regattas
Tail of the Fish Regatta
Last weekend of September at Saratoga State Boat Launch
Saratoga Rowing Association is at the Boathouse, located on the Saratoga Springs Side of the bridge, and the regatta site is located on the East side of the bridge.
Head of the Fish
Last weekend of October
Regatta site is at Lee's Park (1464 Rt 9p Saratoga Springs, NY 12866)
Saratoga Horse Sales
Fasig Tipton Horse Sales
Located on East and Madison Avenues, 3 blocks from Union Gables.
Fasig-Tipton was founded in 1898 by William B. Fasig and Edward A. Tipton as an auction house for the sale of Thoroughbred horses. The annual sales take place at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, which houses a small auditorium and an oblong walking ring the horses are presented on.