The Farmers' Museum
5775 Route 80
Cooperstown, New York 13326
Celebrate Otsego County hops at The Farmers’ Museum’s annual event–Hopsego, taking place Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event brings dozens of family-friendly, hop-related activities together throughout the museum’s historic grounds. In addition to the great line-up of music and food vendors, adults can partake in beer tastings which include the new Hopsego Harvest Ale. Visitors of all ages will see, smell, touch and learn about what was once referred to as the county’s “King Crop” – the hop. You’ll find soda tastings, a tintype portraiture studio, hop picking, storage vessel pottery demonstrations, hop planting and care, hop tinctures and infusions, and displays of hop items and photos from the area selected from the museum’s vast collection. There are family activities and games as well as the museum’s daily offerings that include the Empire State Carousel, the Children’s Barnyard, and the Historic Village. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for a complete list of activities.
Beer tastings take place from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the Bump Tavern green. Access to the beer tasting tent is an additional $10 and includes a free, four-ounce, etched Hopsego tasting glass. Tastings provided by 212 Brewery, Cooperstown Brewing Company, Council Rock Brewery, Empire Brewing Company, Northway Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Red Shed Brewery and The Farmers’ Museum. (Tastings only. No beer will be sold by the glass.)