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Sugaring Off Sundays begin March 6th at The Farmers’ Museum

February 23, 2011

Sugaring Off Sundays begin March 6th at The Farmers’ Museum


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (02/23/2011) — Join The Farmers’ Museum for what has become a springtime tradition for families and friends throughout the region, Sugaring Off Sundays. Thisannual event, which honors the maple sugaring season, will be held each Sunday in March (March 6, 13, 20, and 27). The event features historic and contemporary sugaring demonstrations, children’s activities and more. A full pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with other activities scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors will be treated to demonstrations of traditional of maple sugaring. Other hands-on demonstrations will allow visitors to participate and experience aspects of this time-honored practice.

Children’s activities will take place in the Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse throughout the day and maple cooking demonstrations will be held in the More House. Visitors are invited to have a taste of “jack wax” – hot maple syrup poured over snow! The blacksmith will also be working in his shop – stop in to watch a true craftsman.

In addition, the Empire State Carousel, a favorite attraction at The Farmers’ Museum, will be open. You can also find spring items, unique gifts, crafts, and books at The Farmers’ Museum Store and Todd’s General Store.

As part of The Museum’s efforts to “go green,” Sugaring Off Sundays will feature biodegradable utensils and plates along with tabletop signage encouraging patrons to help reduce waste.

Admission to Sugaring Off Sundays is $8 for adults; $4 for children age 7 to 12; and free for children 6 and under. Admission includes full breakfast. No reservations are required. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.

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