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

12 Nov 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
25 Nov 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
09 Dec 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting

Calendar at a Glance 2019

2019 Main & Ongoing

First Fridays of each month: Evening activities throughout downtown

  • Movies in the Park 2019:
    First Fridays of June, July, Aug in Wiswall Park
  • 2019 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend: 
  • June 15 & 16, 9 a.m. to noon
  • See Village News for complete schedule
Farmers Market: June 15 - Sept. 28, 2019:
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 June

  • Annual Sar County Bottle Show & Sale, June 2, County Fairgrounds
  • Village Wide Garage Sale, June 8 - 9 throughout Village
  • Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival, June 21 - 23, County Fairgrounds

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 23 - 28, 2019

 August 

  • Ice Cream Social, Wiswall Park, August 1, featuring Union Fire Co. Band
  • Swim Under Stars, Village Pool, August 10, 8 p.m. to midnight

 September

  • Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds Sept. 13 & 14.

 October

       * The Way We Were Car Show, Oct. 13 downtown. Raindate Oct. 20

 November

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 21

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 6
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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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