Fall Festivals in Saratoga Springs and Beyond

September 13, 2023

While the first day of fall isn’t until September 23rd this year, we are starting to feel that fall is in the air! A few yellow and orange leaves already are beginning to make an appearance on neighborhood trees, meaning now is the right time to start planning for the many festivals happening in Saratoga Springs and beyond this autumn!

Sign, which says "Cider press, hay-rides, and pumpkin patch" in front of a field

Clifton Park Farm Fest – Sept 16-17, throughout Clifton Park

Join the 30th annual Farm Fest in Clifton Park for a self-guided tour and celebration throughout the weekend! Enjoy a 5K race, food, live music, historic tours, and more.


Liberty Ridge Fall Festival – Sept 16 – Oct 29 on Thursday-Sundays, Liberty Ridge Farm, Schaghticoke

This long-running festival features over 30 attractions, from live shows and corn mazes to a pumpkin patch and pedal karts. Bring out the whole family for this fun fall festival!


Capital Apple & Wine Festival – Sept 16-17, Altamont Fairgrounds

Don’t miss out on local apples, wine, vendors, and food at the Capital Apple & Wine Festival! Nothing feels more like fall than delicious, fresh apples and a variety of wines and ciders to taste.


Adirondack Balloon Festival – Sept 20-24, Queensbury

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Adirondack Balloon Festival! Alongside the usual balloon viewing, balloon rides and flights, the craft fair, and food vendors, make sure to also check out the 50th Anniversary Cocktail Reception and Moonglow event and the opening parade and ceremonies!


Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival – Sept 23-24, Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich

For just $5 adult admission, enjoy access to the ADK Wool & Arts Festival! Activities include learning how to spin yarn, seeing how sheep are sheered, and exploring over one hundred booths featuring wool, pottery, and more!


Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest – Sept 23, Saratoga Springs City Center

Come watch the 8th Annual Giant PumpkinFest Weigh-Off in Saratoga Springs! This free event includes food vendors and exhibits at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market on High Rock Avenue as well.


West Mountain Fall Festival – Oct 7-8, 15-16, West Mountain, Queensbury

This ski mountain fall festival provides fun for the whole family! Take the scenic chairlift up the mountain, challenge yourself with the aerial treetop adventure course, enjoy live music, and so much more at this year’s festival.


Saratoga Fall Festival – Oct 21, Downtown Saratoga

The Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association is putting on its annual Fall Festival for all to enjoy! Don’t miss the trick-or-treating, face painting, petting zoo, traveling entertainment, and the Great Saratoga Pumpkin Hunt.


With so many festivals and events throughout the season, it’s hard to choose where to go! What events are you and your family most looking forward to this year?




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