SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The New York Racing Association, Inc. will celebrate Adirondack Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 16. The day is presented by the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council in partnership with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and Warren County Department of Tourism.
The day will highlight the unique history, culture and tourism attractions of the Adirondack region, which includes Lake Placid, home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The event will take place at the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to experience Adirondack life with a variety of activities, including log stamping, weaving, and balsam bag assembly. Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center will showcase live animals native to the Adirondacks.
The event will also include a craft beverage tasting with numerous regional breweries and wineries, including Adirondack Brewery; Adirondack Winery; Amazing Grace Vineyard and Winery; Big Tupper Brewing; Lake Placid Brewery; and Oval Craft Brewing.
Samples of fresh local farm food will be provided by North Country Creamery and Hidden Hollow Maple Farm.
Live entertainment at the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion will be provided by musician Jason Irwin, who plays frequently in the Adirondack region.
A variety of other Adirondack organizations will be represented at the Pavilion, including the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake; Fort Ticonderoga; The Wild Center; and the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute.
Reserved seats at Saratoga Race Course, including reserved tables in the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock and Fourstardave Sports Bar, are available through www.Ticketmaster.com.
The 2017 season at historic Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call 518-584-6200 or visit www.NYRA.com/Saratoga