Children’s Fall Festival on the cards

October 19, 2013 by  

The annual Children’s Fall Festival at the New York Queens County Farm will take place this month, providing Halloween activities and fun for local and regional families. The event typically attracts visitors from neighboring cities such as New York, Bellerose, Bohemia, and Fairport, as well as locally.

The festival will include bounce houses, games, a haunted house, a petting zoo, and pony rides. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Character look-a-likes will be on hand to add to the day’s fun. Country western music along with dancing will take place at the event as well.

Craft vendors will have booths displaying and selling items, crafts, food, and gifts. Many of the vendors will probably call upon local printing companies to order banner printing.

The Queens County Farm Museum was established in 1697 and remains the largest tract of remaining farmland covering a 47-acre parcel. It has been farmed continuously and includes historic buildings, a greenhouse facility, an orchard, garden, planting fields, and livestock. Visitors get a first-hand view of how a true working farm works.

The grounds at the farm are open year round from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. A Welcome Center provides the opportunity to buy goat food to feed the animals. Free tours are offered on the weekend of the historic Adriance Farmhouse, and an old-fashioned hayride can be enjoyed for just $3 per person.

The Children’s Fall Festival is scheduled for October 27 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is $5.00, or free with a farm membership.