Union Gables Mansion Inn
55 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866, United States
(518) 584-1558

Saratoga Springs Fall Events

  • Roses in Fall at Union Gables

Saratoga Rowing Regattas

Head of the Fish

Last weekend of October

October 29 and 30, 2016

Regatta site is at Lee's Park (1464 Rt 9p Saratoga Springs, NY 12866)

Saratoga Farmers Market

  • Garden sunflower at Union Gables

The Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Enjoy local produce, and Artesian goods.

Saturdays at the High Rock Park Pavillion, 105 High Rock Avenue. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sundays at the Lincoln Bath House at the entrance to the Spa State Park, 10:00 am -2:00 pm

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.  Indoor and outdoor venues to find fresh and handmade items.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway

  • Casino and Raceway

1,700 slots, electronic table games, live simulcast coverage, many delicious dining options, three full-service bars and Vapor Night Club

Located a few blocks from Union Gables Inn and Suites

Saratoga Harness Raceway Schedule

Saratoga Harness Racing Schedule 

Fall 2016

October Post Times

Thursdays: 4:00 pm

Fridays: 6:45 pm

Saturdays: 6:45 pm 

Sundays:  12:15 pm (Monday, October 10th at 12:15 pm)

November Post Times

Thursdays: 4:00 pm (November 24th there are no races)

Fridays: 6:45 pm

Saturdays: 6:45 pm

Sundays: 12:15 pm

December Post Times (trotting for the first two weeks in December, last day is December 18th)

Thursdays: 4:00 pm 

Saturdays: 6:45 pm

Sundays: 12:15 pm

Union Gables Inn is located a few blocks to the Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Craft Marketplace Downtown Saratoga

The 41st Annual Holiday Craft Marketplace

Saturday, November 26, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saratoga Springs City Center

The Craft Marketplace is also known as Small Business. The annual Craft Marketplace features over 100 hand-selected, artisans showcasing their hand-made artwork. Some crafts include jewelry, paintings, children’s toys, blown glass, pottery, holiday ornamentation, edibles, clothing and one-of-a-kind specialties.  Promote Small Business Saturday® commerce.

$5 Admission
Admission includes 1 free raffle ticket; children under 12 are free.

Kick-off your holiday shopping season while enjoying:

Unique Handmade Crafts from over 100 Artisans
Silent Auction
Crafter Raffles
Small Business Saturday promotions to downtown Saratoga Merchants

Theater, Art and Music in Saratoga Springs

Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College

Skidmore College Theater Fall 2016 Mainstage Production, Who Will Carry The Word by Charlotte Delbo, guest directed by Brooklyn-based theater artist, choreographer, and Skidmore College alum, Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly. at Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater at Skidmore College, 8:00 PM
Performances: October 21-23 and 27-30 at 8:00 pm (Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm)
Synopsis: Based upon the true story of Charlotte Delbo, a member of the French Resistance, Who Will Carry The Word depicts the lives of twenty-three French women living in the barracks at Auschwitz.

Saratoga Arts Center

Heathers: The Musical at the Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, 8:00 PM. Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under. Please call 518-393-3496 for reservations or more information.
Fridays, October 21 and 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Saturdays, October 22 and 29, 2016 at 8:000 pm
Sundays, October 23 and 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Hall of Springs

The Nutcracker Tea at SPAC
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Hall of Springs, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

National Museum of Dance Events

Orquesta Victoria

Tango orchestra with Orquesta Victoria at the National Museum of Dance! Orquesta Victoria, a 14-piece orchestral group will be performing selections from their new cd "El Mundo is the World."

Saturday, November 12 • 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 13 • 10am-4pm
An art-ful selection for the holiday season - over 65 juried fine art & craft artists will be on exhibit. Favorites & new talent share specially priced art for Giving & Collecting - a new Holiday Tradition in Saratoga!


Saturday, January 16, 2017, 7:00 pm - Midnight

Be sure you include something purple in your attire at this fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Live music from the Accents, dancing & more! For tickets visit APurpleTieAffair.org

Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park

Shrek The Musical

Saratoga Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

October 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29 – 7:30 pm New evening performance times
October 16, 23 & 30 – 2:00pm

With a great score and a heartwarming, funny plot, this award-winning twisted fairy tale is irreverent fun. Join HMT for this story of everyone’s favorite ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure. The Prince isn’t charming, the Princess isn’t sleeping, the sidekick isn’t helping and the ogre is the hero. Unexpected, wise-cracking and clever – musicals will never be the same again!
Tickets $29/$26
Tickets available at a discount with our subscription packages!
Click here for the Box Office Schedule.
Dinner Package
Have dinner before an evening performance or following a matinee at Longfellows Restaurant. Click here to view the dinner menu.
*Underwriting by Stewart’s Shops

Art Exhibitions in Saratoga Springs

Exhibitions at the Tang Museum

Sep 17, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
Sixfold Symmetry:
Pattern in Art and Science

November 4, 2016

Saratoga ArtsFestFriday at the Tang

ArtsFestFriday presents an evening of activities and performances exploring American history and the Saratoga Springs region, featuring Caitskill-based artist Brian Dewan. ArtsFestFridays are free, entertainment-filled events in Saratoga Springs.

Aug 13, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017
Elevator Music 31: Political Echo Chamber

Jul 2, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017
A More Perfect Union

Oct 17, 2015 - Aug 31, 2017
Liz Collins
Energy Field

Galas and Fundraisers in Saratoga Springs

2016 Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Various Saratoga Springs Bars & Restaurants
Cost: $35 Individuals | $60 Couples | $120 Group of Four
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host the 6th Annual Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl. With the support of local bars, the proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s preservation efforts and restoration projects, such as the recent Spirit of Life. All participants will receive a complimentary Pub Crawl t-shirt and pint glass with purchase of tickets, while supplies last.
Visit the Foundation's website for more information.

The Inaugural Veteran Ball

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saratoga Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $50
Vet Help invites the community to attend its first annual Veterans Ball, at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 29th from 6pm to 10pm.

5th Annual Celebration of H.O.P.E. Gala

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
Cost: $95
Celebration of HOPE benefits Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.). The evening includes fantastic hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, and delicious desserts. All soda, beer, wine, tea, and coffee are also complementary. There will be a cash bar available for cocktails. Please RSVP by calling 518-428-2994 

Saratoga Polka Fusion Dance
Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Saratoga Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person admission
This event is a benefit, for the Saratoga Knights of Columbus building fund. The event features a seven piece Polka band, from Buffalo, New York called "THE CONCERTINA ALL STARS" the group has recently released a recording called "POLKA FUSION" which will be on sale, at the dance.

10th Annual Lake George Polar Plunge For Special Olympics

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Shepard Park Beach, Lake George, NY
Cost: Spectators - FREE
Plunging into icy waters is an age-old tradition here in Lake George. On Saturday, November 19, 2016, that tradition continues at Shepard Park Beach with the Lake George Polar Plunge for Special Olympics NY.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate event from the annual New Years Day Polar Plunge Swim in Lake George.
Freezin'...For What Reason?!
Last year nearly 600 participants braved the icy waters while hundreds of spectators looked on with excitement. These daring participants help by showing their support for the Special Olympics and raising money for the organization.

The 15th Annual Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Saratoga City Hall, Saratoga, New York
Cost: On or before November 13: $24.00, November 14-23: $25.00.
Each year, on Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners (and walkers) congregate in Saratoga Springs NY to race in the annual 5K Turkey Trot race, which benefits the Christopher Dailey Foundation.
There is no day-of registration this year - you must register in advance.


National Museum of Dance

Saturday, January 16, 2017, 7:00 pm - Midnight

Be sure you include something purple in your attire at this fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Live music from the Accents, dancing & more! For tickets visit APurpleTieAffair.org

Tours in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Mineral Water Tours

Taste the waters of Saratoga Spa park. Learn about the health, medical & wellness history of all the waters of Saratoga.  View the amazing Orenda "Tufa" & Geysers tufa mound and dancing spouter. Enjoy the benefits of the "rarified atmosphere created by the ionized elements in the air.
Tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Contact Trent for private tours:  spiritflytrent@yahoo.com, 802-473-2836

Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours

Sunday, October 23, 2016
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Yaddo Gardens - Union Avenue
Cost:  $10 per person - Under 12 free

Experience the spirit(s) of the gardens and feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth! Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors! Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This is a tour of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion.

Tours are held on Friday and Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm from September 23 - October 30.

Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group from September 19 - October 30.

Saratoga National Battlefield

Veterans Day at the Saratoga Battlefield
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saratoga National Historic Park, 648 Rt. 32 Stillwater, NY 12170

Universal Preservation Hall Events

Harvest Hoedown! Country Line Dancing with Kevin Richards
November 19th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Universal Preservation Hall
25 Washington Street Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 United States

2017 Irish 2000 Festival

September 16
2017 Irish 2000 Festival
11:00 AM to 11:00 PM at Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY
The 21st annual Irish 2000 Festival will once again offer a unique line up of Irish music including everything from Celtic punk and jam music to traditional and everything in between.

Adirondack Balloon Festival 2017

September 21
Adirondack Balloon Festival 2017
4:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Glens Falls & Queensbury, NY
Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 45th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 21 - 24, 2017

Antique Truck Show

28th Annual Antique Truck Show
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020
One of the greatest antique truck shows in the northeast. Typically over 300 antique trucks each year! Trucks of all sizes and from original condition to restored. There are also antique tractors, engines and flea market. Only $1 per person