2016 Events Calendar___

September 

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SEASONAL FARMSTAND
11:00 am3:00 pm, Wed Fri

11:00 am5:00 pm, Sat & Sun
Find out what's 'growing on' at Queens Farm when you shop at our on-premise Farmstand. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, so come by and see what's in season each week! We'll give you tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for your family. Our Seasonal Farmstand continues through the first week of November.

 

  • EBT & SNAP benefits accepted.
  • Members always receive 10% off produce
  • Eggs available starting at 12 pm

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36th Annual ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Sunday, September 18, 2016
11:00 am4:00 pm
This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family.

 

ADMISSION: $5 all ages
Free for Farm Members

  • No ATM machine on site. Please plan visit accordingly.
  • In case of inclimate weather, please call 718.347.3276 for event updates.

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34th Annual
QUEENS COUNTY FAIR

Saturday & Sunday,
September 24 & 25, 2016
               
11:00 am6:00 pm
One of our most popular events of the year! Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts & crafts, and more. The fair features pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and top-notch children's entertainment. Dance the day away at the Bavarian Garden with live music and traditional dancers. Kids will love the Con Edison Ecology booth where they can adopt a worm for home composting, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts. The Amazing Maize Maze opens this weekend (see listing below), and there will be local food and craft vendors on the farm all weekend.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available in the following categories: arts, crafts, vegetables, baking, canning, floral arrangements, and junior arts & crafts. Get your fair entry journal here. If you prefer a hard copy email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center after July 20th to pick up a copy.

 

COUNTY FAIR ADMISSION:
Adult: $10/day
Children (12 & under): $5/day
Free for Farm Members

  • Admission includes: children's entertainment by magicians, jugglers, and acrobats; live music and dance performances; pig races; entrance to Blue Ribbon competition viewing areas; pie eating & corn husking contests; Con Edison Ecology booth exhibit
  • Additional fees for: hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival rides, midway games, The Amazing Maize Maze, craft & food vendors
  • Height rules apply at all rides.
  • Free event parking
  • ATM available at carnival ride ticket booth

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS FOR QUEENS COUNTY FAIR!

 

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THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE
sponsored by Con Edison
Weekends (Sat/Sun),
September 24 October 30, 2016; & Columbus Day, Oct 1oth

11:00 am4:30* pm (weather permitting; last ticket sold at 4:30 pm)

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have a blast finding their way out of this 3-acre corn maze! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it! This year's maze theme is "The Big Apple".

 

*MAZE BY MOONLIGHT: Navigate the maze by the starry night sky (or by flashlight) on two Saturdays only -- October 15th & 22nd, 2016 when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00 pm)

 

MAZE ADMISSION:
Adult: $10
Child (ages 4-11): $5
Ages 0-3: Free


  • Group rates available for 10 or more people. Reservations recommended for groups of 20 or more. To inquire, call us at 718.347.3276 Mon-Fri.
  • On Sun, 10/30 there is a $5 admission to enter farm grounds for Children's Fall Festival, in addition to entrance fee for The Amazing Maize Maze.
  • Credit cards accepted for The Amazing Maize Maze

 

 

 

October    _________________________________________________________

THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE sponsored by ConEdison
See listing above for details.

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CELEBRATE FALL
with
NY APPLES

Weekends in October (Sat/Sun)
New Yorkers know that Autumn is a favorite season for visiting Queens Farm! Come out any October weekend (Sat & Sun) to purchase a variety of Hudson Valley apples and fresh, local apple cider from Jericho Cider Mill. We'll also be featuring locally-made pies, cupcakes, and candy apples if the weather permits. Due to the popularity of our October events, we recommend arriving early so you don't miss out on any of these fall treats! Available starting at 11:00 am.

 

  • Please note, apple picking is not allowed at Queens Farm.

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KICKOFF TO FALL with
SHEEP SHEARING

Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:00 am4:30 pm (weather permitting)
Celebrate fall at the farm! Country western band Savannah Sky will keep your feet tapping as you wander through the Pumpkin Patch. The Amazing Maize Maze will be open (see listing) and our livestock coordinator will demonstrate sheep shearing with our flock of Cotswold and Romney sheep.

 

This event is FREE (no gate admission)

  • No ATM machine on site. Please plan visit accordingly.

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PUMPKIN PATCH
Weekends (Sat/Sun),
October 130, 2016;
& Columbus Day, October 1oth

11:00 am4:30 pm (weather permitting)
October is Pumpkin Month at Queens Farm! Enjoy wandering through our patch to find your perfect pumpkin. A memorable farm adventure for the whole family!

 

  • Prices based on circumference of pumpkin (range from $4 up to $50)
  • Mon-Fri, pumpkins may be purchased in our Gift Shop (while supplies last)
  • On Sun, 10/30 there is a $5 admission to enter farm grounds for Children's Fall Festival; all other scheduled days there is no fee to enter Pumpkin Patch
  • Credit cards accepted in the Pumpkin Patch

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HAUNTED HOUSE
Saturday, October 29, 2016 
1:00 pm
7:00 pm
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Sunday, October 30, 2016  
11:00 am
7:00 pm

Step inside our Haunted House for a thrilling and chilling spooky adventure! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, and NY apples will be sold. Recommended for ages 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

 

ADMISSION: $4 all ages

  • Credit cards accepted for the Haunted House

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CHILDREN'S FALL FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 30, 2016  
11:00 am
4:00 pm

A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages! Everyone is encouraged to wear their costume. Free children's games, bounce houses, and professional character look-alikes will add to the festive air. Check out the ConEdison Ecology booth with kids' crafts and eco tips, live country music, and pig races. Keep the fun going with hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo.* This is the final day of The Amazing Maize Maze, Haunted House and Pumpkin Patch (see listings), so don't delay!

 

ADMISSION: $5 all ages
Free for Farm Members

  • Admission includes: bounce houses and kids' games, pig races, Halloween character photo opportunities, live music by Savannah Sky country western band, and ConEdison Ecology booth with kids' crafts.
  • *Additional fees apply for: petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides, Haunted House, and The Amazing Maize Maze.
  • No ATM machine on site. Please plan visit accordingly.

 

 

 

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WILDLIFE WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday,
November 5-6 & 12-13, 2016
 
 
11:00 am
4:00 pm

Learn about critters big and small at this pay-one-price event. Admission includes Birds of Prey Show, Frogs, Bugs, & Animals Show, hayrides, animal feeding, and pony rides (80 lb. limit).

 

ADMISSION: $9 all ages
Free for Farm Members

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18th Century TAVERN NIGHT
Friday & Saturday,
November 11 & 12, 2016
 
 
8:00
pm

What was dining like in colonial times? Find out at this popular event featuring an authentic eighteenth-century meal prepared over an open hearth and served on period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770's surroundings make this an unforgettable experience. Seats are limited, so get your tickets today!


TICKETS:
$85 Non-member
$80 Farm Member
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.   (updated 9/2016)

 

 

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CHRISTMAS TREE &
WREATH SALES

December 1 24, 2016  
Popular varieties and sizes of Christmas trees and evergreen wreaths will be for sale for the holidays. Proceeds benefit programs at Queens Farm.

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WREATHMAKING WORKSHOP

See Adult Education page for details.

 

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Monday Wednesday, December 26 28, 2016  
12:00 pm
4:00 pm

Enjoy free tours of the decorated 1772 Adriance Farmhouse at our annual Holiday Open House. Children will enjoy seasonal craft activities and all visitors are invited to warm up with freshly mulled cider and snacks. A Victorian Christmas tree will be on display.

 

This event is FREE (no gate admission)