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February 7, 2013

Maple syrup event planned

The Farmers’ Museum will continue its end-of-winter tradition, Sugaring Off Sundays, every Sunday in March. The event will feature historic and contemporary sugaring demonstrations, children’s activities and more. A full pancake breakfast is offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with other activities scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In the museum’s historic village, children will find activities at the Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse. Attendees can learn about spring tonics and treatments in the More House, and the blacksmith will demonstrate his craft at the Peleg Field Blacksmith Shop. Visitors are invited to have a taste of jack wax, hot maple syrup poured over snow.

The Empire State Carousel, The Farmers’ Museum Store and Todd’s General Store will also be open. Local maple products will also be for sale.

Admission to Sugaring Off Sundays is $9 for those age 13 and older, $5 for children age 7 to 12; and free for children age 6 and younger. Admission includes the breakfast. Visit for more information. The event is sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown and Sysco.

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