Friday, August 25
Travers Eve Wine and Cheese Night
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Celebrate at the Museum on Travers Stakes Eve. Enjoy refreshments in the Museum’s Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Courtyard with fellow racing enthusiasts. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Donations from Mazzone Hospitality, Saratoga Water, and Saratoga Eagle support this event.
Saturday, August 26
Saturday Morning Social
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 – 11 a.m.
The Museum will offer free admission thanks to the sponsorship from McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds. There will be complimentary coffee and doughnuts courtesy of Stewart’s Shops and water courtesy of Saratoga Water. The morning program will feature a book signing by author Kim Wickens, as well as artist Greg Montgomery signing copies of his 2023 Travers Stakes poster and a handicapping seminar by Tom Amello of Trackfacts. Free to attend, books and posters available for purchase.
49th Annual Saratoga County 4-H Walkathon ?
Saratoga County Fairgrounds
9:30 a.m. | Saratoga County 4-H’s annual fundraiser to support the 4-H Training Center. All funds raised by the walkathon go to the 4-H Training Center located on Middle Line Rd, Ballston Spa. Registration/check in at 9:30 a.m., 5K Walk/Run starts at 10:15. Games and activities to follow the walkathon.
Hall of Fame Jockeys to Sign Autographs ?
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Open-air Satellite Facility, Saratoga Race Course
Noon – 1 p.m. | Hall of Fame jockeys Angel Cordero, Jr. and Ramon Dominguez will be signing autographs to benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this weekend. Cordero will be signing on Saturday, Aug. 26, while Dominguez will sign on Sunday, Aug. 27. Artist Greg Montgomery has produced exclusive limited-edition poster prints of Cordero and Dominguez for the signings. Each autographed poster is $20. Any additional items fans would like signed will also be $20 per autograph. The Museum’s open-air satellite facility is located behind the grandstand just across the pedestrian path from the Fourstardave Sports Bar.
Annual Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour ?
Two Participating Horse Farms
Noon – 4 p.m. | This is a free drive-it-yourself event offered to the community, with a mission of promoting the equine industry and providing the public an opportunity to experience life on a horse farm. Horse lovers and families will delight in meeting different breeds and get a behind-the-scenes look at the horses that reside here in Saratoga County. Participating farms are: Cross Timbers Ranch 122 Barney Rd, Middle Grove and Mill Creek Farm 1019 County Rt 70, Stillwater.
Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps ?
Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, 648 Rt 32, Stillwater | 2 p.m. Listen and explore how drumbeats, trilling fifes, and songs created an 18th-century world of military music, or the many calls that regulated activity in a fort.
Denatured: Adam Knoche Opening Reception
Schacht Gallery, 167 Hayes Rd, Schuylerville | 5 – 7 pm.
A solo exhibition featuring the sculptural vessels of Texas artist Adam Knoche. This body of artwork is a simulacrum of natural objects through abstraction. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The exhibition will also be on the online Schacht Gallery Shop at 5 p.m. on Aug 26 through Sept 30.
Sunday, August 27
Summer Stroll: Post Time!
Meets at the Southeast Corner of Nelson & Union Ave | 10:30 a.m.
Auditions for The Headless Horseman
Malta Community Center,
Monday, August 28
The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series ?
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Parking Lot #1 and #2,
Tuesday, August 29
A Saratoga Stroll ?
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. – Noon | Saratoga Springs was a playground of the rich and famous during the 1800s. Visitors and residents alike can experience stories of the Spa City in the Gilded Age on a 90-minute guided walking tour presented by the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour takes participants from the historic Visitor Center through Congress Park and concludes with a full tour of the 19th-century Canfield Casino. Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., $20. Tours run rain or shine. For reservations, call 518-587-3241.
Guided Trolley Tours ?
Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 30
Dehydrating Fruits & Vegetables
Saratoga Farmers Market, High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs | 3 – 6 p.m. Learn tips and techniques for getting quality dehydrated fruits and vegetables from Diane Whitten, Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator and Certified Master Food Preserver. 15-30-minute presentations at 3, 4, and 5 p.m. to discuss types of dehydrators and use of antioxidants to preserve color and nutrients. This workshop series is free and open to the public at the Saratoga Farmers Market.
Fried Fish Dinner Take-out
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Dinner $15. (Cash only).
Galway Photography Club Meeting
Thursday, August 31
Summer Concert Series ?
Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Dr., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 9 p.m. All concerts will be held at the large pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy free, live music with your neighbors and friends! This week’s featured band - Vinyl Vault.