Community to Benefit from 2018 Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in News Releases

Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show runs March 2-4, 2018, with Free Admission
The Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club’s largest annual fundraiser since 1973, will take place March 2-4, 2018, at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Admission to the show is free of charge, courtesy of the Show’s major sponsor, Adirondack Trust Company. The Rotary Club will be accepting voluntary cash and coin donations to benefit Franklin Community Center, a local non-profit organization.

Show offers 120+ Home and Garden Exhibitors plus the Work of 25+ Regional Artisans
The home show, now in its 45th year, features 120 regional exhibitors showcasing a wide range of home improvement services, décor and furnishings, energy-saving products, outdoor living and landscaping, family recreation, and lifestyle products and services, as well as great prizes. On the City Center’s second floor, a fine art and craft event showcases artisans such painters, photographers, wood crafters, jewelers, and a winery, all with items for sale. Also on display will be artwork from Saratoga Springs High School students.

Saturday, March 3, features New Mac ‘n Cheese Bake-Off Competition by Local Restaurants
New this year, several local restaurants will compete on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rotary Mac ‘n Cheese Bake-off, with some of Saratoga’s favorite establishments—including Longfellows, Bookmakers, Forno Bistro, Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar, Olde Bryan Inn, and Peabody’s Sports Bar & Grill—offering free samples between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Attendees will vote for their favorite version of this classic dish and the winner will be announced late Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, March 4, features special Tool Demo hosted by Allerdice Building Supply and Northern Dean
To help people better use tools such as a drill, impact driver, and multi tools — as well as learn some tips for common household tasks (patching and repairing drywall, hanging a picture, installing a towel bar) — Northern Dean’s owner, Rich Martin, and Allerdice Building Supply’s tool department manager, Kathy Desjardin, will host a demo and question/answer session on Sunday, March 4, beginning at 12 p.m. and lasting 60-90 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions to this session, to be held in the room adjacent to booths J12 and K12.

Area Businesses Step Forward with Sponsorships
Local businesses are important supporters of the event:

Special Events and Activities Throughout the Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show
In addition to first floor home and lifestyle exhibits, the show’s special events and activities are scheduled as follows:

  •     Art Show on second floor, open all weekend, with items available for purchase
  •     Saratoga Springs Police Department, child safety booth and identification cards
  •     Mac ‘n Cheese Bake-off (Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  •     Tool Demo with Northern Dean and Allerdice Building Supply (Sunday, 12:00-1:30 p.m.)
  •     Kids activities with Balloon Gal Jenny and JoJo’s Face Painting (Sunday, 12:00-3:00 p.m.)
  •     Hourly prize drawings throughout the event

Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Gives Show Proceeds to Community and World Causes
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club expects to raise close to $100,000 from the event, with proceeds being distributed to community non-profit organizations, youth scholarships, and international humanitarian aid projects. Among the many community groups that the Rotary Club supports are the Salvation Army, Franklin Community Center, Saratoga Regional YMCA, Rebuilding Together, Shelters of Saratoga, Code Blue, and Saratoga Community Health Center.

Information About Saratoga Springs Rotary Donations and Scholarships Available
The Rotary Club’s booth on the main floor will have information about the club’s scholarship and charitable donation programs. High school seniors attending Saratoga Springs High School, Saratoga Catholic High School and the Waldorf School are eligible to apply for scholarships, with applications due by April 15th. In 2017, the Club awarded $70,000 to 16 high school seniors. The Rotary Club’s charitable giving programs include monthly contributions of under $5,000 to numerous non-profits as well as an annual major gift of $5,000 or more, with applications for major gifts due by April 1 this year.

Rotary Club Invites New Members Interested in Community Service
Any community member interested in joining the Rotary Club is encouraged to stop by the Rotary booth at the show for more information or visit

Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show Hours & Admission
The 2018 show at the Saratoga Springs City Center will be open Friday, March 2, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free admission.