pumpkins in wheel barrow at pumpkin patch for fall activities near saratoga county

Fall is such a great time in the Capital Region! There are tons of activities happening in the local area that can be fun for the whole family. Whether you like to keep it simple and enjoy pumpkins and cider, or you like to get a little spooky, there are events to satisfy everyone’s fall favorites. Here are just a few of the fall activities near Saratoga County that you don’t want to miss!

Bob’s Trees Fall Hangout

Bring the family & friends for a fun, fall day of tree tagging, wagon rides, yard games, shopping & yummy food and beverages. Fun for all! 

Saratoga Hard Cider & Doughnut Fest

  • Night Owl Saratoga | 17 Maple Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

  • Saturday October 9, 2021

  • 3:00pm-9:00pm

Part Bar Hop, Part Sweet Celebration! Featuring 6 bars & restaurants, hard cider, hard seltzer & 1,000 FREE delicious doughnuts! 


Barks & Brews Howl-A-Ween Cruise

  • Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours | Quay Street Albany, NY 12202

  • Saturday October 23, 2021

  • 4:00PM-6:00PM

Join us for our Barks & Brews Howl-A-Ween Cruise! Bring your well behaved pup along for some brews and a relaxing cruise on the Hudson River! All ages are welcome. Doggie costumes are encouraged and there will be a prize for BEST DOG COSTUME! 

2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival

  • Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport | 443 Queensbury Avenue, Queensbury, NY 12804

  • September 23-26, 2021

The 48th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival will take place Thursday, September 23 to Sunday, September 26. The festival theme this year is Celebrating Our Local Essential Workers.

Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest

  • Saratoga Springs City Center Parking Garage | 11-77 High Rock Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

  • Saturday September 25, 2021

  • 9:00AM – 4:00PM

The Saratoga County Chamber Of Commerce, the Saratoga Springs City Center, and the Saratoga Farmers Market is proud to host our 6th Annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest Weigh-Off this September 25th! 

Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive Thru Experience

  • Ellms Family Farm | 448 Charlton Road. Ballston Spa, NY 12020

  • October 1st-31st, 2021

  • Starts at 7PM

The Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru at Ellms Family Farm is an enchanting Halloween experience that features a pumpkin wonderland with thousands of hand carved illuminated jack o’lanterns. Guests will be immersed in the magic from the safety and comfort of their own vehicle.

Double M Haunted Hayrides

  • Double M Haunted Hayrides | 678 NY-67, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

  • Opening Weekend September 24-25th, 2021

Double M Haunted Hayrides has been creating fear for over 25 years in Upstate New York! The Haunted Hayride weaves through the haunted woods on a tractor-drawn wagon. Each wagon has a narrator on board to guide the way through the darkness. 

Six Flags Great Escape Fright Fest

Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever! Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day…and thrills once the sun goes down. Plan a day full of haunted attractions, scare zones, entertaining shows, and all the rides you can handle!