Press Release Contact: 
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:

Tractor Fest

October 11-12, 2014, from 10:00 am–5:00 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (09/18/2014) — At the fifth 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. 
Over 60 classic and modern tractors line up for this year’s Tractor Fest.  Farmall, Ford, Case, Oliver, Moline, and John Deere will be represented. On Sunday, tractors parade down Main Street in Cooperstown, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  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.
New this year: Enjoy tastings of "Cascade" beer brewed locally by Council Rock Brewery. For people with a dairy farming background, fond memories will rush back in the exhibit of antique milking machines. Central New York Antique Tractor and Tired Iron of Butternut Valley will be participating.
Tractor Fest is a great weekend destination for families.  Children ages 7 and younger can join a Kiddie Pedal-Tractor contest at 2 o'clock on Saturday and Sunday, with prizes for all participants. Activities for children presented by Hanford Mills will show them the power of steam, and activities that promote safety will be presented by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health.  NYCAMH will also offer free blood pressure screenings to the public.
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. 
Fuel up at the Crossroads Cafe from a choice of barbeque pulled pork, half-pound burgers, sausage-pepper-onions, apple cider doughnuts, and fresh apple-cider slushies.
Free with your paid museum admission, Tractor Fest is held Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. 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
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Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
September 2014