Fall Fun at Queens County Farm NYC’s Only Corn Maze & Maze by Moonlight, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Halloween & More

October on the Farm at Queens County Farm Museum

Fall is Just Steps Away with an Action-Packed Month of Farm Fun


From the sprawling 3-acre Amazing Maize Maze to the iconic Pumpkin Patch, and apple cider donuts to a 47-acre Halloween party, NYC’s only farm is fall fun for the whole family

 Families and visitors can experience everything the Fall season has to offer, all in one vibrant location right in New York City at the historic Queens County Farm Museum.

With so many fall happenings, the experience is truly unbe-LEAF-able! Admission to the historic site is free and accessible.

GOURDness gracious, Pumpkin Patch is here!

Starting Saturday, September 30th, and open daily through October 31st, Queens County Farm Museum’s iconic Pumpkin Patch is free admission October 1-28 and 30-31. Pumpkins will be available for sale and priced according to size. (The Pumpkin Patch will also be available to ticket holders on Sunday, October 29th at Halloween on the Farm.) Tractor-drawn hayrides are offered daily, weather-permitting, and offer guests a great way to enjoy the season’s brisk weather as they witness the farm’s historic scenery transition to vibrant golds and reds. Shop hyper-local fresh fall produce at the Farmstand like peppers, fennel, squash, kale, and sweet potatoes. Visit the animals that call Queens County Farm Museum home – goats, sheep, alpacas, pigs, hens, and steers. Plus, the largest apiary in NYC, housing millions of honeybees.

Photo credit: Queens County Farm Museum

The Amazing Maize Maze 2023

Are you ready for the challenge? The fun begins in a sprawling 3-acre field of towering corn stalks at the Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison, which is now officially open Fridays – Sundays through October 28th as well as Monday, October 9th. The adventure is available from 2 pm to 5:30 pm on Fridays for the after-school, remote work, and leaf-peeping crowd; and 11 am to 4:30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This year’s Amazing Maize Maze was landscaped in the shape of a 1954 Ford tractor donated to the farm last year by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, celebrating the rich agricultural history of the site as well as the recent celebration of the landmark 40th Annual Queens County Fair. Tickets are $12- $16 and free for ages 3 & under.

Photo credit: Matthew Borowick/Queens County Farm Museum

Keep your eyes on the pies!

Saturdays and Sundays through October 28th, the beloved Donut Shop pops up with local apples, apple cider, cider donuts, and freshly baked pies. Snag a treat to enjoy during your visit, or bring home to share… if you must. Pro Tip: Donuts sell out fast! (The Donut Shop will also be available to ticket holders on Sunday, October 29th at Halloween on the Farm.)

Maze by Moonlight

In honor of the spooky season, courageous guests can bring their flashlights and conquer the maze under the starry sky at Maze by Moonlight. This limited event takes place on four special nights: Saturday, October 7, 14, and 21; and Friday, October 27; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets are $14 – $18 and free for ages 3 & under.

Halloween on the Farm

On Sunday, October 29th, families can fire up their finest costumes and join the farm for a scary good party at the fang-tastic Halloween on the Farm. A family holiday favorite complete with trick-or-treating, a spooky farmhouse, a live DJ dance floor, and more, this event sells out quickly. Tickets are $20 per person and free for ages 3 & under.

November is Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Queens County Farm Museum is presenting its 4th annual Harvest Dance Celebration on Sunday, November 12th from 11 am – 4 pm. Presented jointly with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, the event showcases a variety of Native American dances performed outdoors by representatives of ten Indian Nations. The dancers perform in full regalia and each dance’s origins are explained. This event also features a Native American Craft & Food Market with authentic art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more. Free admission is available to the farm and market, and tickets are required to access the performance area; $12- $17.

Photo credit: Queens County Farm Museum

“Apples, Donuts, Pies, Oh my! ‘Tis the season at Queens County Farm Museum,” said Jennifer Walden Weprin, Executive Director of Queens County Farm Museum. “It’s not Fall in New York City without finding your way to Victory Bridge in the Amazing Maize Maze, now in its 17th season. It’s really hard this year so the challenge is on!”

Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, New York. For more details on all events and the Queens County Farm Museum, visit queensfarm.org.

Photo credit: Queens County Farm Museum


About Queens County Farm Museum

Queens County Farm Museum showcases the 300-year history of agriculture as a way of life in New York City. It is a New York City Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Queens Farm offers free admission 354 days per year and hosts a wide variety of acclaimed education programs and public events. It serves as a vital resource connecting New Yorkers to agriculture and the environment. For more information, visit queensfarm.org.