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Halloween events at Queens County Farm offer family fun for all

Oct. 31, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan

The Halloween celebration at Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park on Sunday, Oct., 29 gathered dozens of costume-clad families for a range of fun fall festivities. 

There was no shortage of spooky Halloween costumes around the farm. Photo by Kisanne Johnson

At Halloween on the Farm, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees made their way across the sprawling 44-acre farm where they could get a spooky farmhouse experience at the historic Adriance Farmhouse or enjoy a wholesome photo-op among gourds at the patch. 

The kids stopped for candy at different points. Photo by Krisanne Johnson

The event also featured a performance from Halloween’s Blessing Angel, presented by The Edward Morgan Ballet, for the first time on the farm. And DJ Malik Work provided the tunes for the haunted dance party. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in some guided Monster Mash dancing after hopping off a festive hayride decorated for Halloween. 

The Halloween on the farm event coincided with peak fall foliage. Photo by Krisanne Johnson

This year’s Amazing Maize Maze was landscaped into the shape of a 1954 tractor that was donated to the farm by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Some families took on the challenge of making their way through the sprawling 3-acre cornfield puzzle during the Oct. 29 event.

Some attendees repped Star Wars. Photo courtesy of Queens County Farm Museum

After meeting some of the farm animals and learning about the farm’s agricultural history, kids picked up their own treats at nine candy stations throughout the farm. 

Others went all out with spooky and fun costumes for the event. Photo by Krisanne Johnson

Grub was available for local vendors including: East Coast Street Tacos, Kelli’s Funnel Cake, Knot of this World Pretzels, Long Island Seafood, Ed’s Italian Sausage & Polish Kielbasa, CBao Asian Buns, Green Acres Corn, Bstro and Tania’s Kitchen. The Queens Night Market also curated a local beer garden. 

Some kids dressed up as their favorite superhero. Photo by Krisanne Johnson

At the Con Edison Ecology Booth, the energy company shared recycling tips and hosted an Adopt-a-Worm composting program.

There was more than enough candy to go around. Photo by Krisanne Johnson

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