Sugaring Off Sundays Return to The Farmers’ Museum

Sugaring Off Sundays Return to The Farmers’ Museum


March 10, 2024    
8:30 am - 2:00 pm


The Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Highway 80 (Lake Road), Cooperstown, NY, 13326

Event Type

Four Sundays of maple sugaring activities and pancake breakfasts begin March 3.

Sugaring Off Sundays

March 3, 10, 17, 24
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.


Adults/Teens (ages 13+): $15 / $14 members

Kids (ages 6-12): $10 / $9 members

Lil’ Ones (ages 5 and under): FREE

Reservations are not required.

Cooperstown, New York — Join friends and family for another season of Sugaring Off Sundays at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York.  The weekly event begins March 3 and continues each Sunday through March 24 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 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 can learn how to tap maple trees. See Bump Tavern’s kitchen in action as our interpreters prepare maple cake baked in a restored 1870’s cook stove. Watch our talented craftspeople in the Blacksmith Shop each Sunday—creating a waffle maker based on an example found in our collection. Make a stop at the pharmacy or 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). Visit our farm animals at the Children’s Barnyard. 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-site 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 3, 10, 17 and 24 with breakfast from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 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’ Ones (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.

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.