Village of Ballston Spa
Village of Ballston Spa
Village Office
(518) 885~5711

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The Saratoga County Fairgrounds are located in the Village of Ballston Spa, minutes from Exit - 12 off Route 87 Northway, and offers an array of buildings and facilities unique to the area. The Fairgrounds are run by the Saratoga County Agricultural Society (SCAS). In addition to the annual Saratoga County Fair, the Fairgrounds host a variety of events throughout the year, including go-kart races, music festivals, the All-Breed Dog Show, truck shows, Family Fun Day, corporate picnics and private parties.

The Fairgrounds include 30 Acres of fenced property, 20 acres of parking off grounds, barns, 7 enclosed Buildings totaling 23,000 sq ft, 5 covered Pavilions totaling 39,000 sq ft, and the historic covered Grandstand which seats approximately 1500 people, among other facilities and amenities.

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The County Fair

The Saratoga County Fair at the Fairgrounds has been held every year since 1841 - it is one of the oldest fairs in New York State. The Fair is conducted by the Saratoga County Agricultural Society (SCAS), and runs for six days and nights in July.

It offers entertainment for the whole family: a large amusement midway, 30 acres of entertainment and exhibits - Over 100 vendors, a wide variety of exhibits including antiques, home and fine arts, farm and garden, grange and conservation, tractor and truck pulls. At least 80,000 people visit the fair each year.

Other Events

The Fairgrounds sponsors many other events in addition to the County Fair. Please check your local papers and other listings for upcoming events.

SCAS Mission

It shall be the mission of the Saratoga County Agricultural Society to operate and maintain an exhibition type facility in which to produce a county fair that: 1) Educates and involves the general public in our present and past agricultural and rural heritage, 2) Promotes the Benefits of a strong agricultural industry, and 3) Provides a unique blend of family style entertainment and competition that people of all ages can participate in and/or appreciate.

SCAS Company Overview

A private not-for-profit whose main purpose is to put on the Saratoga County Fair annually. We also however host other events throughout the year.

162 Prospect St.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

 

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Upcoming Events

10 Jul 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
24 Jul 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
14 Aug 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting

Calendar at a Glance 2017

2017 Main & Ongoing

  • Movies in the Park: TBA
    Wiswall Park
  • 2017 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend:
  • Saturday June 17, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Sunday   June 18, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Swim Lessons Session:
  • 6 weeks, every other weekday rotation June 26th - August 4th.
  • Farmers Market: June 14 - Sept. 30, 2017
    Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon.
  • Concerts in the Park:
    Wiswall Park, Thursday evenings 6-8 p.m.

April

        * Easter Egg Hunt, April 2, 2017, Milton Community Center, 1 - 4 p.m.

May

        * GottaGetGon Folk Festival, May 26-29, 2017 Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

June

  • Village Wide Garage Sale & Antiques Festival, June 10 - 11, 2017.
  • 3rd Annual Balloon & Craft Festival: June 16 - 18, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 12 noon - 9 p.m.
  • Family Fun Day at Saratoga County Fairgrounds, June 25, 2017, 3:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • National Bottle Museum Show & Sale, June 4, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 18 - 23, 2017.

 August

  • Ballston Spa Int'l Short Film Festival, Iron Spring Park, August 4 - 5, 2017.
  • Adirondack Circuit AKC Dog Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 9-13, 2017.
  • World's Largest Yard Sale, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 5, 2017.
  • Swimming Under the Stars, Village Municipal Pool, August 5, 2017, 8 p.m. - midnight.

 September

  • Irish 2000 Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 15 & 17, 2017.
  • Antique Truck & Tractor Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 23 - 24, 2017.

 October

  • Goat Brothers Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, October 7, 2017.
  • Falling Leaves Festival, Kelley Park, October 21, 2017, 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saratoga Scare Fair, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2017.

 November

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017.

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 2017.
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(518) 885-5033
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(518) 885-1478
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Key Contacts

Village Office
(518) 885~5711
Central School
(518) 884~7195
Public Library
(518) 885~5022
Community Center
(518) 885~3261
Village Court
(518) 885~6393

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