Annual county fair stays true to tradition

September 8, 2013 by  

In two weekends’ time, the Queens County Farm Museum will be hosting the 31st annual Queens County Fair.

The event is very traditional in nature and features blue ribbon prize competitions for home crafts, livestock, produce, and other categories. There are a number of contests in which attendees can take part as well.

The entertainment includes pig-racing, lumberjack shows, carnival rides, and the Amazing Maize Maze. At the Bavarian Garden, there will be live performances of traditional Irish music on Saturday and from a German-themed group on Sunday.

Con Edison will also be hosting an Ecology Booth where people can learn more about recycling and get tips on how to plant. The team will also have an adopt-a-worm program, allowing people to get a worm for their compost bins.

The Queens County Farm Museum opened as a farm in 1697. It is a 47-acre plot and the longest continually farmed area of land in New York State. Guests are welcome to stop by the farm year round during its operating hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. There, they will be able to see what a working farm looks like – a site with which many city denizens may not be familiar.

Organizers for this event may turn to printing companies to help advertise for it. Distributing flyers and posters in other parts of Queens, like Long Island City, could go a long way in getting a larger number of attendees for the event.

The fair runs from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm on September 21 and 22. The admission fee is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12.