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"Belmont on Broadway"

Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association's Window Decorating Contest

Join us for a captivating display of creativity and community spirit at the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association Window Decorating Contest! This year's theme, 'Belmont on Broadway,' celebrates the prestigious Belmont Stakes being hosted in Saratoga Springs. Watch as downtown storefronts transform into visually striking scenes, as local businesses compete to capture the essence of both the historic horse race and the vibrancy of Broadway. Enjoy these artistic installations at your leisure, revel in the creativity of our community, and experience a unique blend of sports, culture, and local flair that adorns Broadway, bringing our community closer together

The Judges

Meet the distinguished panel of judges for this year’s Window Decorating Contest! We are thrilled to welcome Mark Mulholland from WNYT, Ramon Dominguez, a Hall of Fame Jockey, and Acacia Courtney Clement from NYRA/Fox Sports, whose expertise and passion for both sports and community events make them the perfect trio to evaluate our creative window displays. Additionally, keep an eye out for a special surprise judge who may join our panel, adding an extra layer of excitement to the competition. Together, their diverse perspectives will enrich the judging process and ensure a fair and inspiring competition. Get ready to impress our esteemed judges with your innovative and thematic designs!

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Prizes

First Place

Take pride in being the top decorator with our First Place prize! The winning business will receive an exquisite trophy, engraved with their business name, to display in their window or store for an entire year, showcasing their creative achievement. Additionally, the victor will enjoy two Clubhouse Reserved seats for Belmont Stakes Day, offering a premier viewing experience at one of horse racing's most prestigious events

Second Place

Second Place winners will not walk away empty-handed. Celebrate your creative efforts with two Grandstand Reserved seats for Belmont Stakes Day. These sought-after seats provide a fantastic view of the racetrack, ensuring you can soak in all the excitement of the races in comfort and style.

Third Place

Our Third Place prize ensures you still get to be part of the racing action. The third-place finisher will receive two General Admission tickets to Belmont Stakes Day. Experience the thrill and energy of the crowd as you witness the spectacle of this historic horse racing event.

Participants

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Welcome to the Caroline & Main community, your home for more than just fashion in the heart of Saratoga Springs. At Caroline & Main, Lifestyles of Saratoga, and Union Hall Supply Co., we celebrate the spirit of our vibrant town—rich in history and bustling with life. Founded on the ethos of connection and confidence, our stores offer an inspiring selection of clothing and gifts designed to bring joy into every day.

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Crafters Gallery, a cherished fixture on Broadway in Downtown Saratoga Springs for over 30 years, offers a vast selection of artisan gifts, custom framing, women’s clothing and accessories, home décor, and more. Proudly featuring local food items, handmade gifts, and unique artwork, it is the go-to destination for those seeking one-of-a-kind treasures. Winner of the 2023 Window Decorating Contest, Crafters Gallery invites you to experience our award-winning charm today!

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Hatsationa! is the premier destination in downtown Saratoga Springs for stylish and versatile headwear and apparel. Located at 506 Broadway, our store offers an extensive collection of hats, accessories, and clothing for men, women, children, and even your pooches! Whether you're dressing for a day at the track, a gala, or everyday style, Hatsationa! has the perfect piece to complete your outfit.

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Discover the Timeless Charm of Menges & Curtis Apothecary, a cornerstone of Saratoga Springs since 1860, nestled in the historic Ainsworth Building. Step back in time with our Victorian-era decor, featuring antique pharmacy tools, cabinetry, and a collection of old photographs, preserving the legacy of a bygone era. While the soda fountain days are past, Menges & Curtis continues to serve as a delightful gathering place for shoppers, tourists, and those in need of specialized prescription compounding.

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Samantha Nass Floral Design, established in 2014 in Saratoga Springs, NY, is dedicated to creating uniquely tailored floral arrangements for every event. Our commitment to quality and personalized service ensures that each design captures the essence of your special occasion with beautiful, distinctive flowers.

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Union Hall offers a unique shopping experience that marries convenience with style, specifically designed for men who value their time as much as their appearance. At our store, customers can enjoy the simplicity of a carefully curated selection of goods that blend well-worn charm with modern trends. It's not just shopping—it's a revival of the pleasurable art of buying, unlike anything else on the block.

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Celtic Treasures, owned by Paul and Antoinette O'Donnell, is one of Upstate New York's premier destinations for Irish gifts and imports. With a vast selection sourced directly from Irish distributors, the store offers an unparalleled array of unique and traditional Irish goods, ensuring you need not look further for the perfect item.

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Discover the spirit of unexpected triumph at The Dark Horse, a unique store in Saratoga Springs that celebrates the longshots and surprise victors of the storied Saratoga Race Course, known as the 'Graveyard of Champions'. Offering a diverse collection of high-quality gifts, sportswear, and memorabilia, each piece honors our history of Dark Horse victories against the odds, embodying the thrilling unpredictability of horse racing.

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At Impressions of Saratoga, discover a treasure trove of equestrian gifts and Saratoga-themed items that embody the local lifestyle. From traditional home decor and jewelry to fun greeting cards and unique holiday decorations, this store offers an eclectic mix for both horse and dog lovers. Step into Impressions to find that special something that captures the heart of Saratoga living.

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Situated in Saratoga Springs, home of the oldest thoroughbred racetrack in America, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame celebrates and preserves the rich history of thoroughbred racing. Since its founding in 1950 by notable figures including Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum has grown into a dynamic institution that honors the sport’s most distinguished participants and engages audiences with interactive exhibits and educational initiatives.

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Saratoga Arts, nestled in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs near Congress Park and Broadway, serves as a vibrant community arts center. Since its inception in 1986, it has dedicated itself to making the arts accessible to all, fostering a rich arts community through a diverse range of programs, and supporting artists with over $3,000,000 in earnings. With its extensive facilities including studios, a theater, gallery, and more, Saratoga Arts continues to be a pivotal force in enriching the regional cultural landscape.

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Violet's of Saratoga is an independent women's clothing boutique nestled in the vibrant Downtown Saratoga Springs, renowned for its eclectic mix of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for over 15 years. Our experienced staff is dedicated to styling you for any occasion, from casual gatherings to formal events, offering a continually refreshed selection of tops, dresses, and designer denim year-round.

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Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga Springs City Center boasts over 58,000 square feet of dynamic conference space in conjunction with the adjoining Saratoga Hilton Hotel. Since opening in 1984, this premier venue has hosted a diverse array of events, including corporate gatherings, trade shows, and social galas. Situated at the north end of Broadway, the City Center allows attendees to explore the charming Victorian streets, featuring unique shops and exquisite dining options.

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Welcome to G. Willikers Toy Store! Home to fun toys and games!

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Welcome to Lifestyles of Saratoga, the premier womenswear boutique on Broadway in the heart of Saratoga Springs. For over 30 years, we've delighted customers with a curated selection of clothing, accessories, and footwear, showcasing both classic and contemporary styles. Step inside for an exceptional shopping experience, where our award-winning displays and expert stylists ensure there's always something new and inspiring to discover.

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At N. Fox Jewelers in Saratoga Springs, discover the unique shopping experience that defines The N. Fox Difference, characterized by our professional staff, exceptional product quality, and personalized design services. Explore our extensive Engagement & Wedding Collection, where our dedicated bridal associates will help you find and customize the perfect ring to celebrate your love, ensuring every detail reflects your individual style and preference.

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Candy Co. has been your go-to neighborhood candy store for over 20 years, offering a delightful array of classic sweets and exquisite chocolates. We are committed to providing exceptional, personalized service and ensuring every visit is a nostalgic trip down memory lane with treats like our homemade fudge and legendary Peppermint Pigs™. Come in for a sweet adventure and leave with cherished new memories!

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2023 Window Decorating Contest Winner - Crafter's Gallery

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