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  • Tractor Fest set at Farmers' Museum

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  • At the fourth annual Tractor Fest, visitors will be able to learn about the world of tractors and all the activities they powered on New York farms.
    Visitors to The Farmers’ Museum will see classic and new tractors, small engines and other machinery, representing the growth of farming technology.
    Visitors will be able to take advantage of a coupon on the museum’s website for $2 off admission during Tractor Fest on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    More than 30 classic and modern tractors will line up for this year’s Tractor Fest. Farmall, Ford, Case, Oliver, Moline and John Deere will be represented, as well as lesser-known manufacturers such as Cleveland Tractor. On Sunday, tractors will parade down Main Street in Cooperstown, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
    Free rides on the Empire State Carousel will be provided during Tractor Fest. Children ages 7 and younger will also compete for prizes in a Kiddie Pedal-Tractor Pull contest on Saturday and Sunday. Also on the small scale, visitors will be able to browse hundreds of farm toys from years gone by in a farm toy exhibit. The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health will present activities for children that promote safety.
    Food and beverages will be available throughout the day at the Crossroads Cafe, including barbecue pulled pork and half-pound burgers.
    Tractor Fest is free with paid museum admission. Museum admission is $12 for adults 13 years of age and older, $10.50 seniors ages 65 and older, $6 children ages 7 to 12 and children six years of age and younger and members of the New York State Historical Association are admitted free. For a $2 off coupon and more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.
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