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Tractor Fest

October 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 8, 2023

Learn about the world of tractors and everything they powered on New York State farms at the tenth annual Tractor Fest. See classic tractors, small engines, and other machinery––illustrating the growth of farming technology. Regular museum admission rates apply. Walk from The Otesaga or downtown Cooperstown and enter through the museum’s South Gate.

2023 SCHEDULE:  Please note – most outdoor activities and demonstrations are weather dependent.

Throughout the Day:

The Grapevine Food Truck will be here both Saturday and Sunday.
Toys of Yesterday and Les Sigrist – Farm Toys
Kid’s corn box and kid tractors
Games, such as Corn hole, tic-tac toe, checkers.
Face Painting (Sunday only)

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m: Corn Cutter demonstrations – Tavern Green

11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.: Plowing the fields

12:00 p.m: Tractor Parade around the Museum’s Country Village SUNDAY ONLY

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Tractor Pulled Wagon Rides (Main Barn) BOTH DAYS

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull Registration (Tavern Green) SATURDAY ONLY (weather permitting)

2:00 p.m.: Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull (Tavern Green) SATURDAY ONLY (weather permitting)

2:00 P.M.: How far can you throw a straw bale?  (Behind Church) SUNDAY ONLY

1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.: Baling Oat Straw – 20 minutes (Next to church)
Haypress, 1904 Ohio cultivator company Hay-press, courtesy of Tired Iron of Butternut Valley.

The Farmers’ Museum would like to 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.







October 8, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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