Queens County Fair

Queens County Farm Museum , Queens Sunday September 23 2012 11:00 - 18:00
Queens County Fair
Photograph: Courtesy Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County Fair pig races

Get a little rural living without leaving the city limits at the 34th iteration of this down-home festival. For two days, the Queens County Farm Museum will become even more agrarian than usual with livestock competitions, pie-eating contests, awards for the fastest corn huskers and pig races and Irish and German musicians to keep your feet stomping. While there, try to make your way through the Amazing Maize Maze, a three-acre labyrinth, or take a spin on carnival rides. Glean tips on fashioning your own farm-to-table fare at a colonial cooking demo, or knock back a few at a Bavarian beer garden. You can even register online to enter your own craft, vegetable, or baked or canned goods in one of the blue-ribbon contests.

Venue name: Queens County Farm Museum
Address: 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Cross street: between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave
Opening hours: 10am–5pm daily
Price: $10