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Fall Fun at Queens County Farm Museum


Apples abound at the Queens County Farm Museum. Photo courtesy of the QCFM.

October 1, 2010 - There’s so much happening at the Queens County Farm Museum this fall.

Free Apple Picking
Sunday, October 3, 11am
New York City’s own apple celebration. The nation's largest apple cobbler will be baked on site. Enjoy cider pressing demonstrations while learning fun apple facts. Vendors will sell collectibles, food and hayrides will be available, and free children's games will be played.

Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin
Saturdays & Sundays, October 2–31, 11am-4pm (weather permitting)
October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Wander through the planting field to find your favorite pumpkin. A farm treat for the whole family! Price of pumpkins will be determined by size of pumpkin.

The Amazing Maize Maze
Monday, October 11 and Saturdays and Sundays through November 7, 11am–4:30pm
Get lost in Queens County Farm Museum’s 3 acre interactive 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. Visit the farm for Maze By Moonlight on Saturdays October 9 and 16 when the maze will be open until 9pm. Adults $8.00; Children ages 4-11 $5.00; ages 3 and under Free. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more.

Full Moon Harvest Celebration
October 23, noon to 4pm
Led by urban shaman Mama Donna Henes, this event features a full menu of multicultural stories about food and farming by storytellers representing Queens' multitude of ethnic communities. The interactive day also includes soup making, candle making and soup sampling. Space is limited. Program fee: $20 adults, $10 children age 12 and under ($5.00 off each adult admission for groups of five adults or more). Call the Farm to register at (718) 347-3276.

Halloween Haunted House
Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31, 4pm-7pm
Visit the 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. Haunted House admission $4.00.

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. For more information, call (718) 347-3276 or visit www.queensfarm.org.

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