Residents have come to enjoy pie-eating contests, theatrical performances and opportunities to support local vendors for decades since the fair started in 1963.
“As Queens County Farm celebrates its 325th year, we transport visitors and families ‘baaaaa-ck’ in time to the early days of farming with our own fun twist with the Queens County Fair,” said Jennifer Walden Weprin, executive director of the Queens County Farm Museum. “People of all ages, including family herds, are welcome to step right up to enjoy the farm and games and ram through our labyrinth of a corn maze.”
The Queens County Fair ended Sunday, Sept. 11, leading into the next autumn-themed event — the world-famous three-acre Amazing Maize Maze, which will run on weekends through the end of October. The theme for this year’s corn maze is inspired by artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s work “Rams Head Blue Morning Glory,” which symbolizes her respect for land and culture.
“We are excited to have Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and legacy shared in a new way for a new audience,” said Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Director Cody Hartley. “O’Keeffe had a long history in New York, both in New York City and at Lake George. She also had a tremendous passion for gardening, growing her own food and education – the cornerstones of Queens County Farm Museum. Seeing O’Keeffe’s work in a place where her history and her passions meet will be a treat for anyone who visits.”