Sugaring Off Sundays
Every Sunday in March!
March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016
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.
Kids can learn how to tap maple from trees and 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.
On Sunday, March 27 (Easter), children can join in on an Easter egg hunt in the Historic Village at 1:00 pm. Eggs will be filled with carousel tokens and candy, and one special golden egg winner will win free rides on the Empire State Carousel all year long!
Walk through the Museum’s Historic Village for demonstrations in the Field Blacksmith Shop, Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy, and Middlefield Print Shop. In the Children's Barnyard, admire our Heritage breeds of rabbit, chickens, turkeys, and sheep. Children can also visit with our gentle horse, friendly cow and oxen.
The Otsego County Maple Producers will be on hand in the Louis C. Jones Center 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!
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.
The Farmers’ Museum Store and Todd's General Store will feature new spring items and members can save 20% off shop purchases on Sunday, March 6.
Sugaring Off Sundays are held March 6, 13, 20, and 27 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.