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 daily.