Celebrate Autumn in Cooperstown!
Celebration of Autumn at The Farmers’ Museum
September 17 – October 11
Savor the change of seasons during Celebration of Autumn at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., taking place September 17 through October 11. This tribute to the beauty and fun autumn brings was developed to enhance the museum’s traditional fall events. Every day of the week, visitors will find activities relating to the season with additional happenings planned for each weekend. (see website for schedule and details). The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visitors of all ages will have fun in the museum’s Country Village and Farmstead–experiencing what it was like living in upstate New York during the autumn season in the mid-1800s. The knowledgeable visitor guides tell the story in the museum’s bygone setting. See the grounds decorated for the season with cornstalks, pumpkins, and hay bales. There’s also a hay bale maze for kids and a scarecrow contest.
Each day, visitors will find demonstrations reflecting 19th-century trades. Interact with our printer, pharmacist, and broom maker, each stationed in our spacious Main Barn. In the open air of the Country Village, the blacksmith, the weaver, and a fiddler show off their talents outside historic buildings. At the Lippitt Farmstead, see the friendly farm animals in the Children’s Barnyard and farming demonstrations out in the fields. Children will enjoy additional agricultural activities that include corn shelling and grinding, and apple pressing. The museum’s oxen team will also parade around the village at various times throughout the day.
In the Main Barn, see the famous Cardiff Giant 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. The exhibit closes on October 31.
Get a head-start on your holiday shopping in The Farmers’ Museum Store. Discover hand-made creations by local artisans plus items made at the museum in the Main Barn. The Crossroads Café is open during museum hours, offering box lunches, cold drinks, and pre-packaged snacks with other autumn-themed food provided on weekends.
Hours: Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October 11. After Columbus Day: Tuesday–Sunday (Closed Mondays) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through October 31.
Cooperstown, New York
The “Perfect Getaway!”
Discover “America’s Most Perfect Village” with a vacation filled with history and nostalgic charm. Located in upstate New York, Cooperstown is the spiritual home of America’s National Pastime as well as several attractions that capture the spirit of the region. Explore the Baseball Hall of Fame, enjoy shopping and dining in Cooperstown Village, and relax in welcoming accommodations that blend historic style with modern comfort. Come enjoy a relaxing getaway to Cooperstown at one of the many local hotels, from the quaint inns in downtown to grand lakeside hotels.