Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:40

Saratoga County 4-H Hosts Halloween Extravaganza

Miriam Edwards as Harry Potter.  Photo by Into The Woods Farm and Phaedra Zoe Stasyshyn. Miriam Edwards as Harry Potter. Photo by Into The Woods Farm and Phaedra Zoe Stasyshyn.

BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County 4-H will be hosting an Open House Halloween Extravaganza on Halloween. The event is free and open to the public. Activities will begin at 1 p.m. at the Saratoga County 4-H Training Center on Middleline Road in Ballston Spa, and conclude at 3 p.m. 

The public is invited to join in the fun of trick-or-treating, hayrides, games, arts & crafts, farm animal meet & greet, and more. Costumes are highly recommended. No need to sign up for the extravaganza, just arrive and enjoy. Watch the horses as their riders take them around barrels, over jumps, and in costume at the Fall Fun Horse Show. The Show is free for 4-H youth and $25 for adults to enter in; for class list and registration, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit 4-H club booths in the main classroom and see what your youth can get involved in. 4-H club members and clubs will have a chance to build, decorate, and submit life-size scarecrows which will then be displayed and judged on creativity during the Extravaganza’s hayrides. Come join 4-H for a spooky day at their Training Center. 

4-H is the Youth Outreach component of Cornell Cooperative Extension that connects youth, ages 5-18 years of age, to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. 4-H also looks to create healthy youth-adult partnerships with our network of caring and competent local volunteers. Saratoga County offers a diverse range of programming including veterinary science, robotics, shooting sports, public presentations, master gardener, market auction, wildlife & natural resources, nutrition, and more. 

Saratoga County 4-H Educators have put their best foot forward to work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Saratoga County 4-H is looking forward to offering more in-person programs throughout the new 4-H year. Their new 4-H Educator, Rylie Lear, is creating new opportunities in the animal science area for the youth. 

Saratoga County 4-H is excited to see everyone at the 4-H Open House Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 31. For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County at 518-885-8995 or visit their website at www.ccesaratoga.org 

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