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Saratoga Chips and Beer Festival 2022

11/12/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Saratoga County History Center is pleased to announce that DeCrescente Distributing Company is sponsoring the Saratoga Chips and Beer Festival that will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 1 to 5 pm at Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa.

The Saratoga Chips and Beer Festival celebrates two things that go well together, potato chips and beer. The famous Saratoga Chips are the feature of the museum’s current exhibit, “In the Saratoga Style: Potato Chips and Their Regional Folklore.” And festival goers will be able to enjoy the original Saratoga Chips, the first chip kettle in America and represented by Mechanicville’s DeCrescente Distributing Company.

The festival, a benefit for the Saratoga County History Center, is $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the event, while designated drivers will be $10. SCHC members receive a $5 discount.  Snacks and the first beverage are included in the ticket price.

John Kirk and Trish Miller of Greenfield Center, who are beloved for bringing fiery fiddle tunes, folk songs, and whimsical kicks to audiences worldwide, will provide live music,. To round off the festival, there will be a bonfire, a S’mores station, a silent auction, and a game of potato chip trivia.

“We are thrilled to start the Saratoga Chip and Beer Festival,” said Field Horne, the Saratoga County History Center president. “We have a beautiful exhibit that tells the many stories behind the chip, and it’s natural to partner with DeCrescente, which not only distributes local craft beer and Saratoga Chips but is a historic, fourth-generation Saratoga County business.

The exhibition showcases the vast collection of famed potato chip authority Alan Richer, “The Toga Chip Guy. “There can be no doubt that potato chips were popularized in Saratoga Springs as evidenced by the fact that the original name for all potato chips was Saratoga Chips,” said Richer.

Everything is set for a day of history and fun. Saratoga Chips and Beer are a perfect combination. Tickets can be purchased below. For more information, call 518-885-4000


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Brookside Museum
21 Fairground Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020 United States
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