The ninth annual Tractor Fest will illustrate the growth of farming technology with classic tractors, small engines and related machinery, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, at The Farmers’ Museum.
According to a media release, more than 60 classic tractors will represent manufacturers including Farmall, Ford, Case, Oliver, Moline and John Deere.
At noon Sunday, tractors will parade throughout the museum grounds. Clubs such as Central New York Antique Tractor Club, Tired Iron of Butternut Valley and the Franklin Doodlebugs Homemade Antique Tractor Club will participate.
Tractors will also be seen at work in the fields.
Wagon rides around the museum grounds will be pulled by a tractor from 1:30 to 4 p.m. each day.
Corn cutter demonstrations and a display of large and small engines will also be part of the event.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, children younger than 12 may join in a Pedal Tractor Pull Contest. Registration will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded.
Children 7 and younger may drive the assortment of pedal-tractors or play in the “corn box” which is described as being similar to a sandbox but filled with corn kernels. Natures Canvas Face Painting will attend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Toys of Yesterday farm toys and pickups will be displayed in the main barn.
The Farmers’ Museum is at 5775 State Highway 80 outside Cooperstown.
Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.