events in cooperstown
Cooperstown may be a small town, but it holds a variety of events throughout the year. While The Farmers’ Museum has events such as Harvest Festival and Candlelight Evening, there are many events outside of the museums to participate in.
In September, Brewery Ommegang celebrates Ommefest. This event is a toast to the harvest season with locally grown foods, local beer and wine, and local artisans vending hand-made crafts and artwork.
The highlight of the fall season is PumpkinFest, which occurs over two days in October. During the first day of Pumpkinfest there is a weighing of giant pumpkins, some of which are over a thousand pounds. On the second day, a number of the large pumpkins are hollowed out, decorated, and raced upon Lake Otsego in the Pumpkin Regatta.
Cooperstown loves the winter season! In December, the town is decorated with holiday lights, and a facsimile of Santa’s house is set up along Main Street.
For the past five years, Glimmerglass Opera, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Farmers' Museum have hosted the Cabin Fever Film Series which runs from early January to the end of February. Each year the films selected all fit in with a particular theme.
Winter Carnival is another seasonal favorite event for residents and students alike. The weekend-long event includes food, fireworks, live music, sports contests, and a parade of lights down Main Street. CGP classes have recieved first and second place rankings in events over the last several years.
Lastly, Cooperstown can also be counted to throw a parade for just about any occasion, including Halloween, Christmas and Winter Carnival.