Beginning Monday, July 24, Mondays are all about families with the return of weekly family-friendly festivals featuring games, attractions and educational activities each Monday of the meet in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion. Check out the full list of activities during Family Mondays here!
The series features an array of New York ciders, wines and spirits for sampling every Thursday of the meet; a selection of New York craft beers on Fridays; and New York foods and artisan crafts Saturdays and Sundays of the Saratoga season. There is no admission charge for the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion. Wines, ciders and spirits will be available in increments of five samples for $5 on Thursdays while selections of craft beer will be available for the same on Fridays. There is no sampling fee for foods on Sundays.
Explore the ins and outs of racing and wagering with NYRA Bets at the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion. Guests will have the opportunity to receive personal tutorials on the fundamentals and strategies of wagering from professional handicappers. Various jockeys, trainers and other racing figures will visit the lounge to greet fans and answer questions about the sport.
Participating Beer Vendors:
Browns Brewing Company
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Ithica Beer Company
Participating Artisan Vendors:
The Beginning Shop
Black Kettle Soap
The Chocolate Spoon
IM2 Handmade Items
Lifestyles of Saratoga
Lucky Clover Artisanal Bakery
Miss Scarlett Boutique
Mountain Winds Farm
The National by Saratoga National Golf Club
RAD Soap Co.
Whalern's Horseradish Products
The series of events on Wednesdays will include traditional celebrations to recognize the contributions of New York's military service members, as well as those of Irish- and Italian-American heritage.
Military Appreciation Day: Wednesday, July 26, Saratoga Race Course will pay tribute to active military members and veterans in appreciation of their sacrifice and service to our nation. The Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion will feature exhibits and activities throughout the day. All veterans and active duty military will receive free Grandstand admission with Military ID.
Irish-American Day: Wednesday, August 2,Saratoga will bring racing fans extra luck during Irish-American Day. The day-long celebration of culture and heritage will feature traditional Irish music, dance, food and entertainment at the Saratoga Pavilion.
Italian-American Day: Wednesday, August 30. The charm and spirit of Italy will come trackside when Saratoga Race Course hosts Italian-American Day. The day-long celebration of Italian culture and heritage will feature traditional Italian music, dance, food, entertainment and games at the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lake Placid/Adirondacks: Wednesday, August 16. Saratoga Race Course will highlight the majestic Adirondacks region, including the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid. The day-long event at the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion will feature activities, exhibits and entertainment which showcase the great attractions of the Adirondacks in upstate New York.
Brew Central: Wednesday, August 9. The day-long event in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion will feature activities, exhibits and entertainment which showcase the renaissance of craft beer, hard cider, spirits and wine in Central New York and celebrate the region’s history as a prominent hops producer. Guests will enjoy five samples for $5. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Come to the Berkshire Bank Pavilion on Saturdays at 11:00 am for special instruction and handicapping tips from guest handicappers.
Gambling Problems? The New York Racing Association encourages responsible wagering. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-8-HOPE-NY