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New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — February 13, 2014 — Warmer days are coming and soon the sap will be running!  The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is ready with Sugaring Off Sundays beginning March 2, offering maple sugaring demonstrations, children's activities and more. A full pancake breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with other activities scheduled 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Held every Sunday in March, there’s sweet fun for everyone. Taste hot maple syrup poured over snow, known as jack wax. Fun-filled activities are planned for children in the 1800s Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse.  To delight young and old, the Empire State Carousel will be open, a delight to ride and full of information about the people, places, and animals of New York State.

Walk through the museum’s historic village and talk with the master printer as he uses nineteenth-century type, cuts, and presses to create cards and posters. At Lippitt Farmstead, admire the oxen-in-training, Red and Rusty, who have grown a lot since they joined the museum last March. Heritage breeds of ducks, chickens, turkeys, and sheep are a joy to watch, and visit our gentle horse and cow. 

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 pancake breakfast!

The Farmers’ Museum Store features spring items, unique gifts, and crafts. Each week, special items are marked 40% off. On March 2, apparel and accessories; March 9, jewelry; March 16, books; March 23, toys; and March 30, stuffed animals.

Sugaring Off Sundays are held March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (breakfast); 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (activities).  Admission: $9 for ages 13 and up; $5 for children ages 7 to 12; and free for children 6 and younger. Admission includes full breakfast. No reservations are required. Advance sale tickets are available at

Sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown, Otsego County Maple Producers, and Sysco.

Press Release Category: 
Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
February 2014