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Try these events this weekend

Try these events this weekend

Looking for some good fun this weekend? Here's our picks for getting out and about.

Looking for some good fun this weekend? Here's our picks for getting out and about.

Foliage festival

Take the family to the Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival on Saturday at the Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction.

The outdoor fun is scheduled from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and includes hot-air balloon rides, a farmers’ market, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow building, live music, a craft beer exhibition and cider doughnuts. Admission is free.

The site is at 1080 Main St. in Rotterdam Junction.

There’s more information on Facebook.

Garden ghosts

Katrina Trask created Yaddo, the artists and writers retreat in Saratoga Springs, after she had a spiritual encounter while walking in the woods on her estate.

At 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and again on Oct. 31, you can experience a “Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tour.” The docent-led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for about an hour.

Cost is $10 per person.

Phone Yaddo at 584-0746 for more information.

Ho ho ho

It’s not too early for Christmas shopping, and you can get started this weekend at the sixth annual Proctors Fine Craft Festival.

Dozens of juried artists will be showing and selling original works in wood, metal, fiber, glass, leather and paper.

The event, scheduled Saturday and Sunday, features samples of regional artisan food and spirits and live music. Admission is $10. It’s free for children age five and under.

Lions and tigers

More than 40 children of all ages will perform “Wizard of Oz” this weekend at the Saratoga Music Hall in Saratoga Springs City Hall on Broadway.

The play, presented by Saratoga Children’s Theatre, will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children.

City Hall is at Broadway and Lake Avenue.

For more information, go to www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org.

Fest of nations

On Sunday, the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany will be filled with the music, food, dance and crafts of 27 countries, from Argentina to Ukraine, during the 43rd annual Festival of Nations.

The event begins at noon with a colorful parade as representatives march in their native dress. There will be a crowning of the Miss Festival of Nations.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children from ages 3 to 12.

For the complete schedule and pages representing each country, go to festivalofnations.net.

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