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Harvest Festival - Expired Event

Location The Farmers' Museum
5775 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018 1

From Harvest Festival Website:

Harvest Festival
SaturdaySunday, September 1516
10:00 am5:00 pm

Find two days of live performances, music, and family activities. On Saturday, enjoy Storycrafters from 11:00 -11:45 a.m., followed by Will Walker and the Iona Dance Troupe. On Sunday, see line dancing demonstrations and workshops, as well as music from singer/songwriter Marc Delgado. Each day in the Festival Tent, find children's craft activities plus outdoor games. The museum's Templeton Players perform the one-act farce Box and Cox, guaranteed to captivate audiences of all ages (12:30 p.m. both days).

The ongoing traditions of Harvest Festival contribute to its charm. Nineteenth-century musicians Jim Kimball and Dick Bolt have added to the festival's ambiance since the late 1970s. Also part of Harvest Festival for nearly 39 years, Dickens the Clown delights children and the young at heart throughout the museum grounds.

Animals always take the spotlight at Harvest Festival. Take a ride through the museum's grounds in a horse-drawn wagon. Watch a parade of prize-winning animals from the museum's annual Junior Livestock Show. Hinman Hollow Sport Dogs will dazzle you with their agility and obedience demonstrations. Kids enjoy the Children's Barnyard and cuddly alpacas from various regional farms.

If you like historical trades, you won't be disappointed at Harvest Festival. Many artisans show off their skills, such as George Olsen from GTO Woodturning. Get hands-on with rope making, coopering, and see spinning and fiber art demonstrations. You'll also find tinsmiths, woodworkers, quilters, bakers, and potters.

The Ag Tent features the Cooperstown Farmers' Market, Cowbella. LLC , Leatherstocking Beekeepers, Otsego County Maple Producers, Otsego County Dairy Promotion, and Kingfisher Lavender. The Ag tent is sponsored in part by Upstate Niagara.

Harvest Fest gives visitors the opportunity to assist our interpreters with the harvesting of potatoes and other crops on the museum's Lippitt Farmstead. Children enjoy additional agricultural activities that include corn shelling and grinding, and grain flailing and winnowing, apple bobbing, and apple pressing. The entire family can take part in games and crafts as well as free carousel rides sponsored by Matt Sohns and family.

An abundance of delicious foods from the season's harvest awaits festival-goers, featuring roasted corn, pulled pork, chili, hot dogs, and Huff Ice Cream. You will also find homemade pies, fresh baked goods, and cider slushies.

One-day entry to Harvest Festival: $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free. Purchase tickets in advance on our website or at the entrance on the day of the event.

Walk to the museum from the village of Cooperstown and enter through our convenient South Gate. This pedestrian only entrance is located just up the road from The Otesaga Resort Hotel. The Cooperstown Trolley also makes stops at the museum.
Event Website
Show hoursSat-Sun 10-5
Public Admission Price$12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free.

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