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Have fun without getting taken for a ride.

The Queens County Farm Museum will host an antique motorcycle festival in Glen Oaks on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now in its 37th year, this annual outdoor show will feature a wide variety of vintage Harleys, Husqvarnas, and Royal Enfields from around the United States. Attendees can expect to marvel at models with pre-1940 manufacturing dates and makes that have been out of production for decades. There will also be a competition during which judges will inspect the choppers’ current conditions — as compared to their original states — and give awards in various categories.

Organizers expect a mix of motorcycle enthusiasts, antique lovers, and some individuals who want to swap old parts, promote their repair services or buy and sell bikes. And of course, the pieces will have nicknames such as “Rebel Child,” “Black Beauty,” and “Flying Banana.”

Dating back to 1697, the 47-acre host venue is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. It includes the Adriance Farmhouse, an herb garden, a greenhouse complex, livestock quarters, planting fields, and a vineyard. So when festival attendees have had their fill of two-wheeled machines, they will be able to take hayrides, pet animals, listen to live music, frequent food vendors, and contemplate nature.

Tickets are $7. Arrive between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to register a motorcycle for the show at no extra cost. Queens Farm is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, just off Grand Central Parkway’s exit 24.

Editor’s note: After the choppers rev out of town, the farm will host the Queens County Fair next weekend, Sept. 23-24. This 35th annual hoedown is similar to ones in rural areas with blue-ribbon competitions in livestock and produce, as well as pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, and carnival activities.

Images: Antique Motorcycle Club of America

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