While many people think of Cooperstown as “the place” for baseball, we’re really an ideal vacation destination for the whole family no matter what the season! Our world-class museums and entertainment - some of the best wineries, breweries, and restaurants in the region – and of course, charming, historic Cooperstown itself, make a visit to Cooperstown desirable in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Speaking of winter, see what we have in store for you now through the end of 2016.
Sommelier Series at The Otesaga
Whether you’re staying at the exquisite and historic Otesaga Resort Hotel during your visit to Cooperstown, or just popping in for some wine tasting, this event will not disappoint. Enjoy a sample of wines and small plates while enjoying the exquisite architectural details and manicured grounds of The Otesaga.
Conference on Food and Farming
Looking for inspiration and interesting information on your vacation? The Third Annual Conference on Food and Farming at The Farmers' Museum serves to enlighten both farmers and the general public with expert speakers, vendors, and a workshop on resilience farming. The conference is free for all to attend and will provide attendees with an insider’s perspective on farming’s vital force in our local and national economy.
Thanksgiving at The Otesaga
Can you think of a better way to spend this Thanksgiving holiday than relaxing with family - or family and friends - roaming our charming village, then returning for an exquisite feast at this lovely resort hotel? Let The Otesaga do the work for you this Thanksgiving holiday…you’re worth it!
Spend the night at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Sleepover, yay! Come share the experience of a lifetime at the Baseball Hall of Fame. You and your children ages 7-12, can come and enjoy the best baseball party ever! Sleep steeped in the history of America’s greatest sport and amidst the plaques and artifacts of baseball's greatest players. The evening includes all-access to the museum's public areas after hours, special hands-on programs throughout the museum, and a late night snack and baseball movie.
Americana Academy Workshops
Visit the Farmers’ Museum this winter and take part in one of the many interesting and educational workshops. Whether you’re interested in ornament making, letterpress printing, or crafting holiday cards…you and your family members can learn how these items were made, “back in the day,” and also make one of your own craft to take home!
One of the best and most beloved Cooperstown events of the year is “Candlelight Evening.” Ride through the grounds on horse drawn wagons, drink complimentary wassail, listen to Christmas carolers, and much, much more. It’s a truly
a magical evening that will fill you with holiday cheer.
A Christmas Carol
Get in the holiday spirit with a theatrical presentation of “A Christmas Carol,” at The Farmers’ Museum. Staged by the local Glimmer Globe Theatre, you and your family can enjoy this classic Dickensian tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in the historic surrounding of The Farmers’ Museum. What could be more in the holiday spirit?
Whether it’s your very first visit to the Fenimore Art Museum, or you’d simply like to experience the museum in a whole new way, taking a Docent Tour of the Fenimore is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! Guided by an “in-character” member of the Templeton Players, you’ll delve into the finer points of each exhibit and experience the museum and its exhibits in a whole new way.
Cooperstown comes alive each winter for Winter Carnival. A proud town tradition for over 40 years, you and your family can enjoy food tasting competitions, lip-synch battles, snow-tubing, and so much more.
Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run & Walk
And speaking of proud traditions…get that ugly sweater from Aunt Agatha that’s hidden in the back of your closet and don your running shoes! The Ugly Sweater Run & Walk brings the entire village of Cooperstown together dressed in their best Ugly Sweaters – especially those ugly holiday sweaters! - as they run around the village giving that sweater some much needed exercise! Afterwards, enjoy food and drinks in the local establishments, or take in a beautiful bell performance by Pathfinder Village.
Craft beer enthusiast? Don’t miss your chance to sample beers from more than 30 breweries at Snommegang! This beer festival, favored by one and all, returns to Main Street in Oneonta and is a great way to sample several local beers from upstate New York.