A reading of Charlotte’s Web is about as close as most city kids have come to a blue-ribbon livestock and produce competition. But at this annual outdoor fest, they’ll get a glimpse of farm life firsthand—or at least a wonderful re-creation of it. Pie-eating and corn-husking contests, hayrides, carnival rides, lumberjack shows, a Bavarian garden, Irish and German folk bands, pig racing and the three-acre Amazing Maize Maze will make the big city seem far, far away to little ones. Big Apple Circus To-Go will set up their spectacle on-site, providing live entertainment for families, while ConEdison will post up at an ecology booth where green-thumbed kids can adopt a worm for their home compost bin and get in on free crafts. Admission does not include maze entry, carnival rides and games, or various other fair activities. All ages.
Queens County Fair
|Venue name:||Queens County Farm Museum||Contact:|
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
|Cross street:||between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave|
|Opening hours:||10am–5pm daily|
|Price:||$9, children 12 and under $5|