Annual children’s carnival held at Queens County Farm Museum
by Jennifer Khedaroo
Apr 17, 2019 | 4666 views | 0 0 comments | 358 358 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Apple Blossom Children's Carnival
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The Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum is one of the biggest events held at the Queens County Farm Museum each year. Thousands of families showed up over two weekends to take part in fun activities, visit farm animals and soak up the sun.

Carnival rides included the ferris wheel, frog hopper, circus train, paratrooper, rockin tug, flying carpet and the merry go round.

In addition to the rides, children had a chance to get close to llamas, chickens, rabbits and sheep. They also learned about ecology through crafts at a Con Ed ecology booth.

“It’s a classic event that gathers people and kicks off our spring programming,” said Jennifer Walden, executive director of the Queens County Farm Museum.

Upcoming events include the Barnyard Egg Hunt on April 20 and the Bee A Pollinator event on Earth Day, April 22, where visitors can create seed balls and learn about bees. There's also the popular Sheep Shearing Event on May 11.

“We like to mix it up because all of these iconic events bring in different audiences,” Walden said.

Walden added that she hopes the major events will encourage more people to visit the farm on a regular basis and celebrate its agricultural roots that are integrated into an urban environment.

The Queens County Farm Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features free admission on non-event days.
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