Community to Benefit from 2020 Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in News Releases

Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show runs February 29 – March 1, 2020, with Free Admission
The Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club’s largest annual fundraiser since 1973, will take place February 29 – March 1, 2020, 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 47th 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. 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, February 29, 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 2 p.m. in the Rotary Mac ‘n Cheese Bake-off, with some of Saratoga’s favorite establishments offering samples between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Attendees will vote for their favorite version of this classic dish and the winner will be announced late Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, March 1, features Soup competition by Local Restaurants. New this year, several local restaurants will compete on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will vote for their favorite version of soup and the winner will be announced late Sunday afternoon.

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, 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 2:00 p.m.)
  •     Soup competition (Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 1st. In 2019, the Club awarded over $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. Applications for major gifts are 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 2020 show at the Saratoga Springs City Center will be open Saturday, February 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free admission.