If you’re sitting at home wondering what to do on this lovely fall day, we highly recommend hightailing it over to the last day of the Queens County Farm Museum‘s annual Queens County Fair. This celebration filled with food, furry friends and fun happens but once a year, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy colonial food demonstrations, live music played by fiddlers on stilts, delicious fried goods and fresh roasted corn right from the farm, pig racing, a petting and feeding zoo featuring llamas, sheep, silkie chickens, pigs, a tortoise and bunnies, fresh herb sampling, a “bean house”, blue-ribbon winning veggies grown in Queens, beer, a full carnival and rides and, of course, the Amazing Maize Maze. If you’re thinking that Little Neck is a trek, we’re not going to lie, it’s about an hour on the QM6 from 36th and 6th in Manhattan, but well worth it to take a mini getaway from city life. Head on over to the farm today and you might even see some grotesquely large sunflowers, a quail egg being laid, rare Kentucky Red Bats or bees making honey.

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