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What's Happening Wednesday, Aug. 23

What's Happening Wednesday, Aug. 23

Highlights include ice cream-eating contest, Washington County Fair
What's Happening Wednesday, Aug. 23
Jase Catullo, 8, won the 12-and-under division during the Stewart's Ice Cream Eating Contest in 2016.
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER

PICK OF THE DAY

Ice cream-eating contest
Visitors to Saratoga Race Course will have a chance to compete in the annual Stewart's Ice Cream Eating Contest.
Contestants will be divided into three age groups — kids, teens and adults — to see who can eat a pint of ice cream the fastest.

AROUND TOWN

Restaurant Week
The Travers 1864 Restaurant Week continues, with participating restaurants around the region offering special menu selections for $18.64, in celebration of the eighth annual restaurant week.
A list of participating restaurants is available online at Saratoga.com.

History, Legends, Lore and More, 297 Broadway
This 90-minute guided tour of Congress Park starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center.
The cost is $8 per adult; children younger than 12 admitted for free.

ELSEWHERE

Washington County Fair
One of the state's biggest county fairs continues through Sunday, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 392 Old Schuylerville Road, Greenwich.
General admission is $12, with children 13 or younger admitted for free.

Kelley Park Family Nights 
Every Wednesday night in Kelley Park, 39 Ralph St., Ballston Spa, features a short, optional organized activity, alongside impromptu games of kickball and playground time.
There are also free ice cream cones, courtesy of Stewart's Shops.
There is a creek for kayaking and fishing.
The park events are free. 

American Runaways at Freedom Park
The Freedom Park Summer Concert Series continues with the American Runaways, a punk/indie rock band, starting at 7 p.m. in the park, at 5 Schonowee Ave., Scotia.
Admission is free.
Parking is available off Beach Road, at Beukendaal Temple on Schonowee Avenue and at the First Reformed Church on Route 50.  

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