Antique Tractors and More as Tractor Fest Returns to The Farmers’ Museum October 8–9
Tractor Fest • Saturday-Sunday, October 8–9, 2022 • 10:00 am–5:00 pm • The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Learn about the world of tractors and everything they powered on New York State farms at The Farmers’ Museum’s annual Tractor Fest, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, October 8–9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See classic tractors, small engines, and other machinery – illustrating the growth of farming technology.
Over 60 classic tractors will line up for this year’s event representing several manufacturers including Farmall, Ford, Case, Oliver, Moline, and John Deere.
Several local tractor clubs will take part in this year’s event. On Sunday, see tractors parade throughout the museum grounds and both days find tractors at work in the fields. Take a wagon ride around the museum grounds–pulled by a tractor (see website for times). Watch demonstrations of a corn cutter and check out a display of large and small hit-and-miss engines.
Tractor Fest is a great weekend destination for families with many activities for children planned. During the event, life in 1845 continues throughout the museum’s historic village and farmstead. Don’t miss the Empire State Carousel, the museum you can ride. Watch expert craftspeople in the Blacksmith Shop, pharmacy, and the other historic buildings.
In the Main Barn, view the exhibit Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers which celebrates the role children played on family farms from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit features photographs of several families who live in the region.
Entry to the event is included with museum admission: $15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free. Purchase tickets at the museum on the day of the event. Freemuseum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Find out about all of the museum’s free admission offers at FarmersMuseum.org/free.
Visit Fenimore Art Museum on the same day–located just across the street! Get two great museums for one low price when you purchase a two-way ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk of either museum. See Fenimore’s new fall exhibitions featuring The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, and others–as well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tractor Fest is sponsored in part by Five Star Subaru.
The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.
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.