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Today in Saratoga: What’s happening on Saturday, Aug. 28

A look at some of the balloons at the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival in year's past. (Photo provided by Tim Cianciola of Craft Producers)
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A look at some of the balloons at the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival in year's past. (Photo provided by Tim Cianciola of Craft Producers)

Saturday, Aug. 28 in Saratoga

Pick of the day

RUNHAPPY TRAVERS DAY AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE

  • Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
  • Gates open |  7 a.m.
  • First post |  11:35 p.m.
  • Stakes races: Travers (Grade I) | Sword Dancer (Grade I) (BC) | Personal Ensign (Grade I) (BC) | Ballerina (Grade I) (BC) | Forego (Grade I) | H. Allen Jerkens Memorial (Grade I) | Ballston Spa (Grade II) (Turf)
  • Dina and the Dirty Boys | 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Big Fez and the Surfmatics | 3 to 6 p.m. at the Vulcan Tequila Summer Stage

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Around town

SATURDAY SARATOGA FARMERS’ MARKET

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs

ALTA HAVANA (TRAVERS PARTY)

  • Doors: 8 p.m. | Show: 9 p.m.
  • Putnam Place, 63a Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs
  • Age: 21 and up
  • Tickets: $10

LYNYRD SKYNYRD WITH BLACKBERRY SMOKE & THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND

  • 6:45 p.m.
  • SPAC, Saratoga Springs
  • Tickets: $29.50 to $899

Elsewhere

BBQ & BUFFALO CHICKEN OUTSIDE MUSIC EVENT

  • 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Nanola, 2639 U.S. 9, Malta
  • Whole chickens smoked or rubbed in BBQ or buffalo with sides for $25, feeds 1 to 3
  • Music from Fire: The Jimi Hendrix Jam, Grape Juice!, Act Your Age and Scarlett Fever

TWISTED GYPSY (FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE BAND)

  • Opening: The Wreckless Duo
  • Doors and opening act: 6 p.m. | Show: 7 p.m.
  • Frog Alley Brewing Co., Schenectady
  • Age 21 and up
  • Tickets: $20

SARATOGA BALLOON AND BBQ FESTIVAL

  • 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA FARMERS’ MARKET

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saratoga County History Center, Ballston Spa

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR

  • Gates open at 9 a.m.
  • 392 Old Schuylerville Rd, Greenwich
  • Day Pass: $12, Advanced Ride Ticket Sheets: $10

SKEETER CREEK

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Washington County Fair Entertainment Tent #1, Greenwich
  • Daily admission: $12

THE ROGUES

  • 7 p.m.
  • Freedom Park, Scotia
  • Free and open to the public

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