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2nd Annual Fall Festivities October 23-24 & October 30-31

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SARATOGA SPRINGS —The Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association’s Fall Festivities will take place over TWO weekends this year: Oct. 23-24 & 30-31. The event is free and open to the public.

 The Fall Festivities weekends are a celebration of autumn and Halloween. Downtown store windows will be decorated with festive themes and a variety of restaurants will be participating in a receipt raffle.  In addition, families can take part in a self-guided Great Saratoga Pumpkin Hunt and search a variety of downtown shops for pumpkins decorated with scenes of historic Saratoga landmarks, painted by local artist, Cathi Anne Cameron. If you find all 10 pumpkins (which will be visible from the outdoors) and identify the store where you find each, you will be eligible to win a prize! Participation forms are available in downtown shops and businesses as well as online at saratogaspringsdowntown.com. Forms must be dropped off by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 at either Impressions of Saratoga or Kilwins Saratoga to be entered to win one of two Downtown Saratoga Springs Gift Baskets valued at $200 each. Winners will be notified Nov. 1.

Fall Festivities kicks off with a festive costume-friendly Fun Run co-presented with iRun Local. Participants are invited to meet at iRun Local, 425 Broadway, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 to begin the Great Saratoga Pumpkin Hunt Scavenger Run for your chance to win prizes! Participants are invited to dress in costume! 

Bring the kids for Paint Your Own Pumpkins at Scallions, 44 Lake Av., on Oct. 23, 24 and 30. Each child will receive a pumpkin and materials to paint their own pumpkin to bring home for the family. Pre-registration is required. Participants are asked to pre-register by calling Scallions at 518-584-0192 during restaurant hours. Masks are required for this activity.

Coral & Blue Children’s Stationery will be at PaperDolls of Saratoga offering a Gratitude Cards and Crafts Table where children can get creative while expressing their appreciation for teachers, coaches, family and friends as we head into the holiday season.

Two nights of virtual ghostly stories focused on Saratoga’s past will be hosted by author of Haunted Saratoga, Joe Haedrich. Joe will be Live on Facebook on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., with “A Haunted Adelphi Hotel.” On Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., he will tell “Ghostly Tales of Hattie’s.”

Don’t miss the performers who will be traveling throughout downtown Saratoga on Broadway, including Mr. Twisty, Crazy Christine Balloons, Sparkles the Juggler, Sean “The Prankster” Magician and others!  Visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com/fallfestivities to see a full list of performers and performance times. There will be a costume contest for all ages at the Spa City Motor Lodge parking lot where On The Spot Photos will be set up all four days of the event for picture-taking. All entries will be entered to win a $100 DBA Gift Certificate.

Downtown restaurants will also be participating in the two-weekend event. Dine at any participating restaurant, turn in your receipt with your name and phone number on it, and be entered to win a $100 DBA Gift Certificate. This Restaurant Receipt Raffle continues Oct. 23-31. See a list of participating restaurants on the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association website www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com 

This unique Halloween Celebration encourages families to have safe, leisurely weekend fun together, enjoying the hospitality of the Saratoga Springs businesses and the great spirit of the community.  A full list of events is available on the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association website at www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com as well as on Facebook.

Fall Festivities weekends is presented by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association and supported by the generosity of Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association Member Businesses. For more visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com 

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