Celebration of Autumn
September 18 – October 11
Celebration of Autumn
through October 11, 2021
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Adults (13-64): $12.00; Seniors (65+): $10.50; Juniors (7-12): $6.00; Children (6 and under): FREE; Museum members: FREE; Admission is always FREE for active military and retired career military personnel.
During Celebration of Autumn, visitors will find activities relating to the fall season each day – with food trucks and additional activities on weekends!
Food this weekend: On Sunday only (October 10), enjoy traditional Mediterranean cuisine from The Grapevine of Rome NY. The Crossroads Cafe is open both days!
Purchase a two-way ticket with Fenimore Art Museum and save $4 on adult admission! See their popular exhibition Keith Haring: Radiant Vision–which closes Monday (October 11).
Historic Games (at the Schoolhouse)
Corn Shelling & Grinding
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides (Weekends: Saturdays only, 1:00-3:00pm, weather permitting. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Music (throughout the day)
– Saturday: Matt Gregory (Church and Dimmick House porch)
– Sunday: Rob Montecalvo on piano (location TBD)
Story Time (Schoolhouse porch • Saturdays and Sundays • 11am & 2pm):
– Hear selections from James Harriot’s “A Treasury for Children” and Olive Miller’s “My Book House collection”
Children’s Arts and Crafts (in the blue Subaru tent near the carousel from 10am-5pm):
– Corn husk dolls
– Stamped autumn greeting cards
– 2D popsicle-stick tractors
– A scavenger hunt and worksheet packet will also be offered
Saturday, October 9: The Crossroads Cafe
Sunday, October 10: Food Truck – The Grapevine (more info) and The Crossroads Cafe
All ages will find fun in the museum’s Country Village and Farmstead–experiencing what it was like to live in upstate New York in the mid-1800s. Hear the knowledgeable interpreters tell the story as you make your way through the museum’s bygone setting. See the grounds decorated for the season with cornstalks, pumpkins, and hay bales. Take horse-drawn wagon rides through the Country Village on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (weather permitting). There’s also a hay bale maze and a corn maze for kids, scarecrows, and The Empire State Carousel.
Visitors will find demonstrations reflecting 19th-century trades. Interact with our printer, pharmacist, and broom maker. In the open air of the Country Village, the blacksmith shows off his talents outside the many historic buildings. At the Lippitt Farmstead, see the friendly farm animals in the Children’s Barnyard and farming demonstrations out in the fields. Learn how we smoke hams in our Smoke House. The museum’s new calf, Ginger, will parade around the village at various times throughout the day. You can also meet the Museum’s new calves, Barley and Rye, at the Lippitt Farmstead’s Westmoreland Barn!
See the famous Cardiff Giant in the Main Barn and then check out our exhibit, Brew: New York’s Craft Beer Revival. Central New York’s breweries and beer experts share their stories and process. This vibrant and engaging exhibition features objects, images, and text highlighting the history of New York State brewing, hops, and barley up to the present day. Get a head-start on your holiday shopping in The Farmers’ Museum Store where you’ll find gifts for everyone on your list. Discover our expanded selection for babies!