Experience Sugaring Off Sundays at The Farmers' Museum! The perfect family day-trip this winter!
Join friends and family on Sundays this March for another season of Sugaring Off Sundays at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York. The weekly event begins March 3 and continues each Sunday during the month (March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31), offering contemporary and historic maple sugaring demonstrations, activities for the kids, and much more. A full pancake breakfast including scrambled eggs, sausage, and home fries is served from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with all other activities scheduled 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
There is "sweet" fun planned for everyone each Sunday. Taste hot maple syrup poured over snow, known as jack wax. Children learn how to tap maple trees. See maple recipes cooked over the wood stove in Bump Tavern. Watch our talented craftspeople in the Blacksmith Shop each day–including demonstrations of forge bellow repair on March 10 and 24. Stay warm as you ride the Empire State Carousel inside its heated enclosure. Wagon rides around the historic village are offered from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting). At the Children's Barnyard, admire our Heritage breeds of chickens, turkeys, and sheep.
The Otsego County Maple Producers will be on hand to talk about maple sugaring and offer local maple products for sale. Delicious local maple syrup is served at the Sugaring Off Sundays pancake breakfast.
Sugaring Off Sundays are held March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (breakfast); 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (activities). Admission: $10 (adults 13+); $9 (museum members); $6 (children 7-12); $5 (museum members 7-12); $3 (children 3-6); and free for children 2 and under.
Admission includes full breakfast. No reservations are required. Museum shops will be open.
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Sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown, Five Star Subaru, Haggerty Ace Hardware, and The Otsego County Maple Producers.
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers' Museum's outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.