Join friends and family on select Sundays in March and April for another round of Sugaring Off Sundays at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
The weekly event begins March 12 and continues each Sunday through April 2 (March 12, 19, 26, and April 2), offering contemporary and historic maple sugaring demonstrations, activities for the kids, and much more.
A full pancake breakfast including scrambled eggs, sausage, and home fries is served from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and features local syrup provided by the Otsego County Maple Producers. All other sugaring activities run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
There is fun planned for everyone each Sunday throughout the museum grounds. Taste hot maple syrup poured over snow, known as jack wax. Children learn how to tap maple trees. See Bump Tavern’s kitchen in action as our interpreters prepare maple cake. Watch our talented craftspeople in the Blacksmith Shop each Sunday. Make a stop at the pharmacy, the print shop, and the schoolhouse. Warm up as you ride the Empire State Carousel inside its heated enclosure. Wagon rides around the historic village run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting). At the Children’s Barnyard, admire our Heritage breeds of chickens and sheep. Todd’s General Store will be open with hand-crafted items that will transport you back in time. Both museum stores are open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Otsego County Maple Producers are on hand to talk about maple sugaring and offer local maple products for sale. Delicious, locally-produced maple syrup is served at the Sugaring Off Sundays pancake breakfast.
Sugaring Off Sundays are held March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 with
- Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Maple sugaring activities 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Admission prices: Adults/Teens (ages 13+): $15 or $14 for members, Kids (ages 6-12): $10 or $9 for members, Lil’ Kids (ages 5 and under) are FREE! Price includes admission to museum, maple sugaring demonstrations, and a full pancake breakfast. Reservations are not required.
This event is sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown.
The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 Route 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.