Celebrate Harvest Festival in Cooperstown

Harvest Festival

 

 

FarmersA perfect blend of new attractions and trusted favorites make the 36th annual Harvest Festival at The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown the most entertaining celebration of fall in the area. The event is a regional favorite, bringing together a wide range of performers, artisans and exhibitors. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Sept. 13 and 14.

There will be live music and performances featured in the Festival Tent that will include the Bourbon and Branch, Gravelyard and the Blue Ribbon Cloggers on Saturday; and The Rusty Doves, Heaven’s Back Door and O’Donnell-Kelly Dance Company on Sunday.

There will horse-drawn wagon rides available all day. Also, there will be demonstrations of dog obedience and agility. And, come see the cuddly alpacas and watch their agility in an obstacle course.

Artisans will be showing off their skills, such as the American Mountain Men demonstrating dugout canoe making. You can also learn from rope-making, spinning and fiber art demonstrations.

Children will enjoy the Children’s Barnyard filled with rabbits, goats and donkeys. Make sure to check the apples being pressed to make fresh cider. The entire family can enjoy free carousel rides, sponsored by Matt Sohns and family.

FESTThere will be an abundance of delicious food including: roasted corn, sausage sandwiches, pulled pork and Huff Ice Cream will be on the grounds with your favorite flavors.

One-day entry to Harvest Festival is included with paid museum admission: $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members of NYSHA are free. Purchase a discounted Two-Day Festival Pass for admission both Saturday and Sunday plus free admission to Fenimore Art Museum: $18 adults (13+) and $9 juniors (7-12). Purchase tickets in advance on their Web site or at the main entrance on the day of the event.

For more information, please visit FarmersMuseum.org/harvest.

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