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Fine food and fancy cars

At the close of every summer, the multi-day Saratoga Wine & Food Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is an extravaganza for savorers of fine wines and spirits, gourmet food and swanky automobiles. Held this season on Sept. 8 and 9, attendees can sample the culinary creations of premier chefs from the Capital Region and New York City, explore wines from dozens of local and international wineries and marvel at scores of expensive cars lined up on SPAC grounds. Returning to the festival this year are popular events, including an Adirondack Road Tour for fans of collectible, rare and beautiful cars; a grill-off featuring Capital Region chefs competing against national grill masters; and the Grand Tasting and Concours d' Elegance featuring exquisite foods created by more than 20 chefs in the Capital Region, culinary demonstrations, a live auction, cocktails and a show of luxury collector cars by the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Tickets are $85 or $175.

Tickets are available at, by calling (518) 584-9330, or in person at the SPAC box office on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs.  S





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