Tractor Fest at the Farmers' MuseumTractor Fest
Saturday & Sunday, October 6–7 • 10:00 am–5:00 pm 

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See our schedule below
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Learn about the world of tractors and everything they powered on New York State farms at the eighth annual Tractor Fest.  See classic tractors, small engines, and other machinery - displaying the growth of farming technology.
 
Over 60 classic tractors will line up for this year’s event representing several manufacturers including Farmall, Ford, Case, Oliver, Moline, and John Deere. On Sunday at noon, see tractors parade throughout the museum grounds. Clubs such as Central New York Antique Tractor Club, Tired Iron of Butternut Valley, and the Franklin Doodlebugs Homemade Antique Tractor Club will again participate in the event. See tractors at work - thrashing and baling.  Take a wagon ride around the museum grounds–pulled by a tractor.  Watch demonstrations of a corn cutter and check out a display of large and small hit-and-miss engines.
 
Tractor Fest is a great weekend destination for families. On Saturday at 2:00 p.m., kids under 12 can take part in a new and improved Pedal Tractor Pull Contest provided by Tired Iron of Butternut Valley. Sign-up between 1:00–2:00 p.m. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded.

Children ages 7 and younger can drive our assortment of pedal-tractors or play in our "corn box” – like a sandbox but filled with corn kernels.  Toys of Yesterday farm toys and pickups will be on display in the Main Barn, courtesy of Troy Deamer of Owego, New York. All event activities run from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. both days.
 
On Saturday at noon, Tired Iron of Butternut Valley will complete their sixth annual charity drive by presenting a check to support the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's joint venture with Oneida Health Cancer Care to bring world-renowned cancer care to CNY. The new facility in Madison County will provide Roswell doctors, state-of-the-art infusion centers, radiation, imaging, support facilities and more.

 

SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY, October 6

Throughout the day:

  • Empire State Carousel Rides
  • Toys of Yesterday - farm toys and pickups (Main Barn)
  • Kid’s corn box and kid tractors (Carousel Green)
  • Baking in the Farmhouse (Lippitt Farmhouse)

 

10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00-4:30 PM - Tin Type Portrait Booth (Herkimer Woodshed) $30 per portrait of up to 5 people. 10:30-11:00 AM - Forge Talks (Blacksmith Shop)

11:00 AM–3:00 PM - Fuel up at the Crossroads Café with pulled-pork, burgers, ice cream, and cider slushies.

11:00 AM - Ross Corn Cutter demonstration (Tavern Green)

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - Plowing the field (Lippitt Farm)

11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Broom Boom! History of Brooms (Westcott Shop)

12:00 PM - Check presentation to Oneida Health Cancer Care by Tired Iron of the Butternut Valley.

1:00-1:30 PM - 19th Century Clothing (Bump Tavern)

1:00-2:00 PM - Kid Pedal Tractor Pull Sign-Up (Tavern Green)

1:00-2:00 PM - Make a nail ring (9 yrs. and up/closed-toe shoes)

2:00 PM - Kid Pedal Tractor Pull (Tavern Green)

2:00-2:30 PM - Flax Processing (Morey Barn)

1:30–4:00 PM - Tractor Pulled Wagon Rides (Main Barn)

2:30-3:00 PM - Rope Making (Morey Barn)

3:00-3:30 PM - Take a Turn Setting Type (Print Shop)

3:00 PM - Milking and Bottle-Feeding Demo (Children’s Barnyard)

4:00-4:30 PM - Garden Walk (Pharmacy Garden)

1:30 and 3:30 PM

  • Threshing Oats and Baling Oat Straw, 20 minute demonstrations (South Farm Field)
  • Thresher, collection of The Farmers’ Museum
  • Haypress, 1904 Ohio cultivator company Haypress, courtesy of Tired Iron of Butternut Valley.

 

The Farmers’ Museum would like to particularly thank the Central New York Antique Engine Club, Tired Iron of the But­ternut Valley and the Franklin Doodlebug club for all they have done to make this event a success, and the Bank of Cooperstown and Chobani for sponsoring this event.

 

 

SUNDAY, October 7

(Event activities run from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. The Museum is open until 5:00 PM.)

 

Throughout the day:

  • Empire State Carousel Rides
  • Toys of Yesterday - farm toys and pickups (Main Barn)
  • Kid’s corn box and kid tractors (Carousel Green)

 

 

10:00-11:00 AM - 19th Century Games (Schoolhouse)

10:30-11:00 AM - Forge Talks (Blacksmith Shop)

11:00 AM–3:00 PM - Fuel up at the Crossroads Café with pulled-pork, burgers, ice cream, and cider slushies.

11:00 AM - Ross Corn Cutter demonstration (Tavern Green)

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - Plowing the field (Lippitt Farm)

11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Drop Spindle Demonstration (Lippitt Farmhouse)

12:00 PM - Tractor Parade

1:00-2:00 PM - Garden Hack (Main Barn)

1:30–4:00 PM - Tractor Pulled Wagon Rides (Main Barn)

2:00-2:30 PM - Flax Processing (Morey Barn)

2:30-3:00 PM - Rope Making (Morey Barn)

3:00-3:30 PM - Take a Turn Setting Type (Print Shop)

3:00 PM - Milking and Bottle-Feeding Demo (Children’s Barnyard)

4:00-4:30 PM - Garden Walk (Pharmacy Garden)

1:30 and 3:30 PM

  • Threshing Oats and Baling Oat Straw - 20 minute demonstrations (South Farm Field)
  • Thresher, collection of The Farmers’ Museum
  • Haypress, 1904 Ohio cultivator company Haypress, courtesy of Tired Iron of Butternut Valley.

 

Admission to Tractor Fest is included with paid museum admission: $12 adults (13+), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 children (7-12). Children age 6 and younger are free, as well as Museum Members. Join today!

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The Farmers’ Museum would like to particularly thank Tired Iron of the Butternut Valley Club, Central New York Antique Engine Club, and the Franklin Doodlebugs Homemade Antique Tractor Club for all they have done to make this event a success, and Chobani and Bank of Cooperstown for sponsoring this event.