The Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

Our farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace behind for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the City.


The Farm Museum is open year-round, Monday—Friday 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. (outdoor visiting only) and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. when tours of the historic farmhouse and hayrides (weather permitting) are available. Animal Feed may be purchased daily in our gift shop to feed our sheep and goats. General Admission is free (except on special event days and for all group visits at all times).

Please refer to the Attend Our Events section for dates when admission is not free.

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September 2006
September 10
25th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday
This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production 10 years or more. A People's Choice Trophy will be awarded so be sure to cast your vote for your favorite motorcycle! Music, Farmhouse tours, hayrides petting zoo and food will provide fun for the entire family.
Admission: $5.00 per person


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September 16 and 17
24th Annual Queens County Fair
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig racing, make-your-own-scarecrow, hayrides, petting zoo, carnival rides, and midway. Visit our Bavarian Garden , Irish and German bands, craft and food vendors. Fun for the entire family!
Admission: Adults $6.00; children (12 and under) $3.00

To enter the blue ribbon competions in: Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning,

Floral Arrangemens, Junior Arts and crafts please e-mail your mailing address and request a fair entry journal or access the journal through this link: County Fair Competition Entry Journal. The journal will list specific categories and entry information: info@queensfarm.org


Group rates available for groups of 15 or more.
October 2006
October 1
Apple Festival
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday
A large variety of apples, apple products, and freshly pressed cider will be available. The nation's largest apple cobbler will be baked on site. Enjoy cider pressing demonstrations while leaning fun apple facts at this delightful event. Vendors will have a variety of collectibles for sale, food, hayrides and free children's games will make this event fun for all ages.
Admission: free

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October 1–29
Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin
Saturdays and Sundays
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum! Enjoy wandering through the planting field to find your favorite pumpkin. Price of pumpkins will be determined by size of pumpkin. A fun farm treat for the whole family!
Admission to the pumpkin patch is free.

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October 28, 29, and 31
Halloween Haunted House
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday
Visit our haunted house for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold! The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too!
Admission: $4.00
Hayrides: $2.00 per person

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