September brings in a smorgasbord of fun events and activities for families joining us at Camp Rockaway. The summer holiday may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean the excitement has to stop too! We love welcoming families over the weekends and there is always plenty to do beyond our campsite. (The 3rd one is worth the drive out of Saratoga Springs!)

Here are the top 5 fun family events in Saratoga Springs happening in September 2021

1. Couch Potato 0.5K Fun Run

Couch Potato 0.5K Fun Run Saratoga Springs

Run for a good cause! This fun run will take place on the beautiful grounds of Pitney Meadows Community Farm to provide food and housing security for hundreds in the Saratoga community

No training, athletic ability or special apparel is required but the family can dress up and have fun! Psstt there will be prizes for the most creative finish, best-dressed pet and best costume so go crazy!

Each registration includes:
1 race entry with bib
Event sticker
Healthy snack and beverage
Family fun activities

Food and beverage will be available for additional purchases.

When: Saturday, Sep 11 2021, 11 AM to 2 PM
Where: Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Price: $10 – Adults, $5 – Kids under 16, pets

2. Moonlight Maze at Schuyler Farms

Moonlight Maze at Schuyler Farms

A moonlight maze on a farm simply screams fun! No horrified screaming (for now) cause this is a non-horror maze that is suitable for the whole family! It’s a great family-bonding activity as it requires everyone to work together and navigate their way out of the maze.

Don’t forget your flashlight!

Head to Schuyler Farms early to enjoy other activities like ziplining, race the pedal karts, feed the animals at the petting zoo and so much more!

When: Saturday, Sep 11, 18 & 25 2021, 7 PM to 10 PM
Where: Schuyler Farms 1124 Route 29 Schuylerville, NY 12871
Price: $10 per person

3. 2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival (September 23 – 26, 2021)

2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival
Photo provided by Advokate, LLC

This requires a bit of driving but the Adirondack Balloon Festival is an event not to be missed if you’re in upstate New York! The family will be absolutely captivated watching hundreds of colorful hot air balloons floating in the open skies.

Bring some blankets and make a picnic out of it! There will also be a photo contest so bring those cameras too and get creative!

Do note that the Adirondack Balloon Festival is subject to weather conditions. No pets, camping, drones, remote control aircraft, or smoking allowed at the festival.

When: Saturday, Sep 23-26 2021, Event schedule coming soon
Where: Glens Falls, Queensbury, South Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, NY 12804
Price: Free Admission

4. 6th Annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest

6th Annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest

The 6th Annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest Weigh-Off is proudly hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber Of Commerce, the Saratoga Springs City Center, and the Saratoga Farmers Market.

As the name suggests, giant pumpkin growers from the Northeast area will be competing to win the biggest pumpkin of the year!

The Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest is a free family-friendly event so come on down on Saturday, September 25th and be amazed at the sight of giant pumpkins. You are more than welcome to take photos and selfies with the pumpkins too! They’ll be arriving at 9 am and the weight off will start at 11 am.

You can take the family to the Saratoga Farmer’s Market nearby on High Rock Avenue. There you will also find food vendors and special exhibits.

When: Saturday, Sep 25 2021, 9 AM
Where: Saratoga Springs City Center Parking Garage, 11-77 High Rock Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Price: Free Admission

5. Jonas Brothers: The Remember This Tour with special guest Kelsea Ballerini

Jonas Brothers Saratoga Performing Arts Center September 2021

This is a fun one for the family – especially if they are huge Jonas Brother fans. Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas will be rocking the night away at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center here in Saratoga Springs!

Get ready to sing your hearts out to memorable classics like “Burnin’ Up” and “Year 3000” and dance along to “Sucker” and “What A Man Gotta Do”.

It will be a fun night to remember!

When: Saturday, Sep 28 2021, 7 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Price: From $22+ onwards

Saratoga Springs Campground Fun!

These are just a few of the fun family events you can enjoy in September in Saratoga, just minutes away from our campground in Schuylerville NY. Looking to book another family getaway in Upstate NY before school starts? We are still taking bookings until September 12th!

Camp Rockaway is a family-friendly campground near Saratoga Springs. Come glamping on the Champlain Canal, just steps from the water! Camp Rockaway at Schuylerville offers safari-style canvas tents, set on the banks of the Hudson River and the historic Champlain Canal.

Plan your end of summer camping getaway today!