Sugaring Off at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown

Sugaring Off Sundays at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown

Date: April 2, 2023
Time: 8:30 am
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum | Otsego County

April 2, 2023 • 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a full pancake breakfast along with contemporary and historic maple sugaring demonstrations, activities for the kids, and much more.

  • Sundays: March 12, 19, 26, and April 2  
  • Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Shops: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Find 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 activities run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There is fun for everyone 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.


  • Adults/Teens (ages 13+): $15 / $14 members
  • Kids (ages 6-12): $10 / $9 members
  • Lil’ Kids (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • No reservations required.

Sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown.

For more information, visit The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.