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Queens Farm brings ‘FaBOOlous Fall’ season back

Pick some pumpkins at Queens County Farm this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Queens County Farm)

The month of October has arrived, and Queens County Farm Museum is bringing back the fun of its “FaBOOlous Fall” season for family and friends to enjoy.

The Queens County Farm Museum, a New York City landmark dating back to 1697, occupies the city’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The farm covers 47 acres of land, which includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and an herb garden.

This month, from Fridays to Sundays now through Oct. 30, the farm is hosting different activities and events to enjoy the spirit of Halloween.

Check out a list of their upcoming events:

The Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison

The Amazing Maize Maze is a special maze meant to celebrate the amazing art by Andy Warhol. The experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a cowthemed game board, and it proceeds with the visitors trying to find their way to Victory Bridge, through different clues and puzzles.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning Monday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 30. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. Maze tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for ages 4 through 11.

Maze by Moonlight

Queens Farm’s Maze by Moonlight is an interactive experience where visitors are challenged in finding clues, solving puzzles and making their way out. Maze by Moonlight is open exclusively on Saturday, Oct. 2; Saturday, Oct. 23; and Thursday, Oct. 28. Maze by Moonlight tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for ages 4 through 11.

Harvest Weekends

Harvest Weekends is when the admission to the farm is free daily so that visitors can enjoy the fall atmosphere and enjoy the other activities, like the Pumpkin Patch. The farm includes hayrides and its seasonal farmstand with a variety of Hudson Valley apples, doughnuts, fresh cider and apple pies for a proper taste of New York, as well as seasonal mums, locally made jams and honey from the Farm Store. Activities are priced separately, all in order to support the care and operations of the historic farm.

Harvest Weekends run Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 through Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Pumpkin Patch

Visitors can enjoy the October tradition of picking up their pumpkins through the farm grounds, and be exposed to New York History at the same time – as Queens Farm is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York state. Pumpkins are priced by size and there is no fee to enter the patch.

Pumpkin Patch is open daily, Oct. 1 through Oct. 30. Hours are from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Halloween on the Farm

Queens Farm will be hosting their annual Halloween party, for both young community members and grown-ups. It will include the Amazing Maize Maze, hayrides, haunted farmhouse and trick-or-treating plus bewitching sounds of live music. Costumes are encouraged.

Halloween on the Farm is on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20

The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Floral Park. Neighborhood parking and bicycle racks are available on site, and strollers are permitted.

For more information, visit queensfarm.org.

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