Quite possibly the city’s best kept secret, the Queens Farm Museum held its 28th Annual County Fair this weekend in conjunction with the Historical House Trust of New York City’s Movable Feast, a tour of the city’s history through various culinary festivities across the five boroughs. The Queens Farm Museum celebrated with everything from pony rides to medieval reenactments to a corn maze. With so many attractions, even the pickiest of kids were guaranteed to find something they loved.
Each feature of the fair was divided into eight areas. In area one, you could stop to admire the blue ribbon winners from a number of different categories, from jams and pies, peppers, and even parakeets. Area two, possibly the most popular of the areas, is where you could find the midway, full of carnival rides and games. The vendors, magic shows, pig racing, arts and crafts, and food were in area three. Live music was playing all day on the Main Stage in area four, complete with hay bale seats, reminding you that you were in fact visiting the city’s only working historical farm. Areas five and six comprised of the farm’s animals, including their petting zoo, and pony rides. Area seven was dedicated to Oktoberfest, currently being held over in Germany. Here, you could listen to live German music and munch on authentic German food. Finally, area eight was the home of The Amazing Maize Maze, where families carried colored flags as they tried to find their way out of the tall stalks of corn.
For a great outing with your family, the Queens Farm Museum is a must see. Open year round and offering free admission on non-event days, it is both an educational and fun way to spend the day.
For more upcoming events at the Farm Museum check out their site here.
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