Looking for an exceptional autumn vacation destination? Come to Cooperstown, where sensational summers are always followed by a Fall filled with fun, family-friendly festivals.
From local artisans, exceptional entertainment and baseball’s best, to tractor facts, Halloween festivities, and the region’s finest food and drink, Cooperstown has something for everyone in the family. Here are just a few examples…
One of our biggest Fall events, Harvest Festival brings together all kinds of fun for the entire family. This annual festival features lots of interesting activities, artisan demonstrations, stage performances, vendors, and special activities for children. Not to mention some of the region’s finest food and drink! Make it a point to be at the Farmers’ Museum September 10th and 11th!
Hall of Fame Film Festival
For baseball fans, this is a can’t miss event! All you need to do is take your seat in baseball’s hallowed halls and sit back and enjoy a wonderful variety of films and documentaries highlighting America’s favorite pastime and its most memorable legends. Films are shown in blocks throughout the weekend, so you can fit your “baseball “fix” in with plenty of other fun activities while you’re in town. The very best part? Tickets are free! Just make sure you reserve in advance. The Hall of Fame Festival runs from September 23rd – 25th, don’t miss it!
Whether you’re a tractor enthusiast, or simply someone looking to learn about the world of farming – this is the event for you! See handsome and unique classic tractors, as well as other interesting farm machinery representative of the history and advancements of farming technology over the years. It’s all on display at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, October 8th and 9th. The festival features over 60 classic tractors and countless events throughout the weekend, making it a fun event for the whole family!
What happens when a whole town shuts down for one big, Fall festival? Why, it’s CooptoberFest of course! Experience what happens when all of Main St. shuts down and our whole town becomes about fun! Enjoy some of the best food and drink New York has to offer, live music, games and activities for all ages, and so much more during Cooptoberfest, October 8th. You’re invited!
Things That Go Bump in the Night
For visitors looking for sillier and spookier fun, “Things That Go Bump in the Night” in Cooperstown is just the ticket! Travel back in time while you walk through 19th century buildings with only your lantern to guide your way. Listen to spooky stories about the inhabitants of those building…both dead and alive! Enjoy a performance of one of Edgar Allen Poe’s scariest works. And, maybe even stick around for a séance…if you dare!
Halloween at the Hall of Fame
Anyone can trick or treat around the neighborhood. But, how many people can say they went trick or treating at the Baseball Hall of Fame? Both you and your kids will enjoy this very special event that includes free admission and a trick or treat adventure through the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery. It’s a unique family fun event, only at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum…in Cooperstown, of course!