37th Annual Harvest Festival ~ Farmers’ Museum ~ Cooperstown
The 37th Annual Harvest Festival in Cooperstown is September 12th and 13th from 10-5 pm. If you and your family have never attended this event, maybe it's time to start the tradition.
The Farmers' Museum gives you the chance to feel what life was like in the 19th Century in the recreated village. It's full of more that 23,000 historic objects like carriages, butter molds and more. The museum offers interactive educational programs for everyone.
The Harvest Festival at the Farmers Museum features activities for young and old alike. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, help to harvest potatoes, enjoy food from the season, play giant pick up sticks, pumpkin rolling, bean bag toss and so much more.
Entertainment this year includes:
- Blue Ribbon Cloggers
- O'Donnell-Kelly School of Irish Dance
- Rusty Doves
- Mary Doherty
- Hop City Hellcats
- 19th Century Music Played By Kimball & Bolt
The 19th-century Historic Village is comprised of buildings gathered from rural communities around New York state and painstakingly relocated and restored, piece by piece. Each building provides an intimate view of commercial and domestic practices common to rural life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Have you ever listened to the story of the Cardiff Giant? This is one of the main attractions at the Farmers' Museum. Charles Osgood tells the story below.