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All the Top Fall Festivals, Concerts and Shows Across the Capital Region

Capital Region Living has you set through mid-October.

We put together all the top festivals, concerts and shows across the Capital Region in this handy events calendar. Consider yourself set through mid-October!

September 11
Troy on Tap Craft Beer Festival
Russell Sage Athletic Field
Sip suds from more than 65 breweries, including Druthers Brewing, Northway Brewing and Frog Alley Brewing, at the seventh annual Troy on Tap Craft Beer Festival. For $45, you’ll get three hours of sampling (2pm–5pm), plus a souvenir sampling glass. americaontap.com

September 11
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival
Jennings Landing
Though the lineup hadn’t been announced at press time, there’s no doubt Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival will live up to its past 18 years of skiddleebopping magic. In addition to world-class music, the free festival will feature vendors, food and drinks. albanyevents.org

September 18 & 19
Sharon Springs Harvest Festival
Village of Sharon Springs
This fall, thousands of visitors will flock to the quaint village of Sharon Springs for its annual Harvest Festival, a free event which this year will feature vendors, demonstrations, entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, food and more. sharonspringschamber.org

September 24 & 25
Saratoga Motorcar Auction
Saratoga Spa State Park
The annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction will once again bring some of the region’s hottest consignments—you’re going to want to feast your eyes on one very special 1957 Dual-Ghia—to the Spa State Park for two days this September. saratogamotorcarauctions.org

September 25
Glenville Oktoberfest
Maalwyck Park
You don’t need to go all the way to Germany for a proper Oktoberfest. Glenville is the Capital Region’s “Munich on the Mohawk,” and will be celebrating the fall season with German music, food, fun and, yes, beer, on September 25. glenvilleoktoberfest.com

September 25 & 26
Antiques in Schoharie Fall Show
Schoharie Valley Railroad Complex
One of two yearly fundraisers for the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association, the Antiques in Schoharie Fall Show brings in 100 dealers for two days of trash-to-treasure fun. schoharieheritage.org

October 3
Zac Brown Band
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
If you’re not “knee-deep in the water somewhere” come October 3, catch Saratoga favorite Zac Brown Band, which will return to SPAC for their Comeback Tour featuring special guests Adam Doleac and Ashland Craft. spac.org

Country trio Lady A.

October 9
Lady A
Times Union Center
Country act Lady A will be bringing its A-game to the TU Center for its What a Song Can Do Tour with special guests Carly Pearce, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts. timesunioncenter-albany.com

October 15-17
Saratoga Book Festival
Downtown Saratoga Springs
Bookmark this: The Spa City’s first-ever Saratoga Book Festival will star A-list authors Joyce Carol Oates and Russell Banks, with Banks delivering the keynote address in conversation with Yaddo’s Elaina Richardson that Saturday night. Local authors doing readings around town include Carol Daggs and Skidmore professor Beau Breslin. saratogabookfestival.org

October 16
Glens Falls Wing Fest
Downtown Glens Falls
If beer isn’t quite your thing, opt for a different type of October fest…wing fest! Sample chicken wings from Glens Falls’ top restaurants from noon-3pm and vote for your favorites in categories including best wings, best rookie and best meatless entrée. glensfallscollaborative.com

October 18
Indigo Girls
The Egg
The Indigo Girls, a duo that’s sold more than 15 million records over a 25-year career, will wow Upstaters with a show at The Egg, in which they’ll perform songs from their never-before-heard-live album Look Long. theegg.org         

Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is the director of content at Capital Region Living and Saratoga Living.

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