Thursday, 24 August 2023 13:01

August 25 - August 31, 2023

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.
Join Georgia Horner as she details the history of the Reading Rooms, National Museum of Racing, Oklahoma Training Track, and the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion. This tour is sponsored by Springwater Bed & Breakfast. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Foundation members with stroll passes need to contact the Foundation’s office to book their tour. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit, call 518-587-5030, or email Marcy Dreimiller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Auditions for The Headless Horseman

Malta Community Center,
One Bayberry Rd., Malta | Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe will be holding auditions for the musical production of ‘The Headless Horseman’, based on the classic ghost story by Washington Irving. The show will be presented at the Malta Community Center on Oct. 28 & 29. Schedule your appointment by contacting Elyse Young, Artistic Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-899-4411 x305.

Monday, August 28

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Parking Lot #1 and #2,
80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings in August. Registration is $5 day-of or $15 for all four races. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. For more information, call Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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.

A 90-minute guided tour of historic Saratoga Springs. Tours will run through August 31. Tickets are $25 per person. For advanced reservations, call 518-587-3241. Day of tickets, based on availability, can be purchased at the Visitor Center. No refunds for reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to start of tour. Cancellations can be made by phone or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Community Room, Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6 p.m. | Photographer Mark Frederick will present “The Raising of a Lone Chick” which documents the life of Common Loons during the nesting and fledgling period of 2017 on Holly Lake. Anyone interested in photography is encouraged to attend these relaxed and friendly gatherings. For more information contact Dave Waite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

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