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The Calendar: What’s Going On In Saratoga Springs This Weekend

All the top Halloween-related events in the Capital Region—plus a few surprises!

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Halloween’s next Wednesday, but that hasn’t kept local businesses from getting in the trick-or-treat spirit—including your friends at saratoga living! (Make sure to RSVP for our upcoming “Icons & Legends” Halloween costume party that’s taking place next Tuesday, October 30, from 7-10pm at Putnam Place.) For those Saratogians looking to get a (spooky!) jump on winter sports, go to the Halloween Skate at the Weibel Avenue ice rink from 6-8pm on Friday, October 26. Trick or treat on the ice and, of course, skate your heart out under a Halloween disco ball. Children five and under get in for free; costumes are encouraged but not required.

If you got a ticket to the now sold-out Vampire Brunch from 6-10pm on Saturday, October 27, at the Saratoga Polo Association, consider yourself lucky. Guests will enjoy delicious food courtesy of B-rads Bistro and then “Trick-or-Drink” through a tasting maze of delicious witch brews and potions (not to mention a standalone Bloody Mary bar). There will also be a Glow-in-the-Dark Tournament of Champions, lawn games and a best-of costume challenge. Although the ponies are gone for the season, fear not! From 10am-4pm on the 27th, too, head over to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to take part in the Saratoga Halloween Celebration. There will be a museum-wide scavenger hunt and free treats for every child in costume (not to mention free admission to children in costume with their families). Saturday night marks the 10th Annual Monster Ball at Vapor Nightclub. Doors open at 8pm, and boys and ghouls will enjoy tunes spun by Deejay Element and Host J Wil, as well as a costume contest with a total of $3000 in cash prizes.

If you’re not Halloween-ed out before Halloween’s even happened by Sunday (October 28), the National Museum of Dance will be staging its Night of the Living Dead – LIVE!, which runs through Saturday, November 3. A tribute to the 50th anniversary of the original Night of the Living Dead film, this unique and immersive theatrical event will feature live drama, original music and zombie actors with professional SFX makeup for a terrifyingly real, multimedia production. Tickets are just $25 for adults and $15 for students.

For more spook-tacular Halloween events, and a few non-Halloween happenings, check out the following listings:

Friday, October 26

To Life! Pink Ball 20186:45-11:30pm at the Hall of Springs, 108 Avenue of the Pines.
A Lasting Legacy: The Hyde Collection’s Annual Gala – 6-9:30pm at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.
Halloween Parade on the Common – 4:30-6pm at Clifton Common in Clifton Park.

Saturday, October 27

HALLO-wine Party at The Saratoga Winery from 8pm to midnight.
17th Annual Saratoga Downtown Business Association Fall Festival – 9am-1pm in Downtown Saratoga.
Maple Avenue Firehouse Fall Vendor/Craft Fair – 10am-3pm at Maple Avenue Fire Company #4.
Jeeptoberfest 2018 – 12-4pm at Nemer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Saratoga, 617 Maple Avenue.
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Sunday, October 28

Harvest for the Pantry – 2-5pm at the First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 North Ballston Avenue.
Whiskey Riot: A Festival of Whiskeys – 1-4pm at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

Jeff Dingler
Jeff Dingler

Jeff Dingler is saratoga living's Senior Writer. He's a graduate of Skidmore College and a professional musician.

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