October 12-13, 2013, from 10:00 am–5:00 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (09/26/2013) — At the fourth annual Tractor Fest, learn about the world of tractors and all the activities they powered on New York farms. See classic and new tractors, small engines, and other machinery, representing the growth of farming technology. Take advantage of a coupon on the Museum’s website for $2 off admission during Tractor Fest on Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
Over 30 classic and modern tractors line up for this year’s Tractor Fest. Farmall, Ford, Case, Oliver, Moline, and John Deere will be represented, as well as lesser known manufacturers such as Cleveland Tractor. On Sunday, tractors parade down Main Street in Cooperstown, beginning at 9:30 am. See tractors at work thrashing and baling. Climb aboard for a wagon ride around the museum’s Historic Village, pulled by a Ford Golden Jubilee Tractor.
Free rides on the Empire State Carousel all during Tractor Fest make it a great weekend destination for families. Children ages 7 and younger can also compete for prizes in a Kiddie Pedal-Tractor Pull contest on both Saturday and Sunday. Also on the small scale, browse hundreds of farm toys from years gone by in a farm toy exhibit. Activities for children that promote safety will be presented by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health.
Hit-and-miss engines from the early to mid-1900s will be operating, thanks to the Tired Iron Club from the Butternut Valley. For people with a dairy farming background, fond memories will rush back in the exhibit of antique milking machines.
Watch expert craftspeople in the Blacksmith shop, pharmacy, and the other historic buildings! All the delightful activities that happen every day at The Farmers’ Museum continue during Tractor Fest.
Food and beverages will be available throughout the day at the Crossroads Cafe, including barbeque pulled pork and half-pound burgers.
Tractor Fest is free with your paid museum admission. Museum admission: $12 adults (13+), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 children (7-12), children 6 and under and members of the New York State Historical Association are free. For a $2 off coupon and more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: email@example.com