Sugaring Off Sundays
Every Sunday in March!

March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2015
8:30 am–1:00 pm (breakfast), 9 am–2 pm (activities)

Warmer days are coming and soon the sap will be running!  The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is ready with Sugaring Off Sundays, offering contemporary and historic maple sugaring demonstrations, children's activities and more. A full pancake breakfast including scrambled eggs, sausage, and home fries is served from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with all other activities scheduled 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

Every Sunday in March there are sweet activities planned for everyone at the museum. Taste hot maple syrup poured over snow, known as jack wax. Crafts for children take place inside the historic Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse.  To delight young and old, the Empire State Carousel will be open, fun to ride and full of information about the people, places, and animals of New York State.

Walk through the museum’s historic village for demonstrations in the Blacksmith Shop (each Sunday), quilting demonstrations in the More House (March 1 and 22), print your own maple cake recipe in the Print Shop (March 8 and 15), learn about medicinal herbs and upcoming workshops in Dr. Thrall’s Pharmacy (March 8 and 29), and see a preview of band box making in Bump Tavern (March 1 and 29).

At Lippitt Farmstead, admire our Heritage breeds of ducks, chickens, turkeys, and sheep.  Children can also visit with our gentle horse, cute rabbits, and friendly 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 Sundays pancake breakfast!

Book Signings: The event will also host two book signings during the month.  On March 15, Chuck D’Imperio signs his books “Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures” and “Monumental New York!: A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials in Upstate New York.”  His new release “A Taste of Upstate New York: The People and the Stories Behind 40 Food Favorites” will appear in May.   Bob and Trish Kane sign their book  “New York State’s Covered Bridges” on March 22.

The Farmers’ Museum Store features new spring items and visitors can save from 40-50% off all jewelry.  

Sugaring Off Sundays are held March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 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.

Sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown, Haggerty Ace Hardware, Otsego County Maple Producers, and Sysco Food Services.

Sugaring Off Sundays are sponsored in part by the Bank of Cooperstown, Haggerty Ace Hardware, Otsego County Maple Producers, and Sysco Food Services.