Snook Agricultural Museum
Since 1983, the Sussex County Agricultural Society has operated the Snook Agriculture Museum. This important component of the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show was built as a memorial to Lafayette farmer and agricultural leader, Jack Snook. Since then, it has been operated by the members of the Sussex County Agricultural Society. The Snook Agricultural Museum is a must-see for all who want to keep the “farm” in the Farm and Horse Show. The museum features a comprehensive collection of antique farm tools from the turn of the 20th century, including several interactive exhibits.
Play checkers, cool down with ice cold milk, or chat with one of the honest to goodness farmers who are always on hand. Daily interactive demonstrations and discussions include weaving, spinning, lace making, gardening hints, woodcarving, and a local wheelwright. Fairgoers are invited to shell corn and grind it into cornmeal on an antique sheller/grinder. Often during Fair week a local blacksmith will be using a coal fired forge on the porch of the Museum.
Children and adults will be entertained and educated by the memorabilia; artifacts and farm folks who make you feel at home. This is good old-fashioned fun for the whole family. The museum is open during fair week from 10-10 daily.