The Queens County Farm Museum, located on 47 acres in Floral Park, is New York City’s oldest working historical farm. One of the annual highlights is the The Amazing Maize Maze, the city’s only corn maze. This year, the three-acre labyrinth is in the design of the Unisphere, one of the World’s Fair remnants‘ that looms tall in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
The Amazing Maize Maze is sponsored by Con Edison, but is just a part of the 37th Annual Queens County Fair taking place at the farm this Saturday and Sunday. There will be all the activities county fairs are known for—corn husking and pie eating competitions, egg-on-a-spoon relay races, hayrides, tractor pull races, sack races, carnival rides and midway games, a chicken toss, and pony rides. The Queens Farm’s Blue Ribbon Competition will take place, along with performances on a stage by comedian Randy Cabral, Phil Costa and the Something Special Big Band and the country-western band Savannah Sky, family performances like circus acts. The Adriance Farmhouse, which dates to the 18th century, will be host to guided tours and colonial cooking demonstrations.
A craft ale has been brewed by Bridge & Tunnel Brewery in Queens exclusively for the fair, called the 1697 Adriance Ale, its name referencing the year the farm was founded, and the Queens County Farm Store will be open. Admission to the Queens County Fair is $10 in advance ($5 for kids 12 and under) and $15 at the door ($8 for kids 12 and under). Advance tickets can be purchased online at queensfarm.org. The farm offers senior and military discounts. Admission is free for Farm Members.
For more Flushing Meadows-related fun, join us on our tour this Saturday of the Remnants of the World’s Fair before or after heading to the corn maze!