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Fall Fun at Queens County Farm Museum

I love long weekends! Thanks to the holiday weekend we got an early start on our fall activities and we were able to check out the all the fall fun at the Queens County Farm Museum. The farms fall programs generally run on weekends from 11am – 4:30pm but due to the long weekend they were open on Columbus Day. We got there around 2pm (because we never get anywhere early) and the boys were excited to check out all the farm had to offer.

The Grounds

Admission onto the grounds is completely free. So you’re able to explore the farm and the pumpkin patch free of charge. Prices for pumpkins are based on size and start at $4. We actually didn’t take any pumpkins home because they were looking a little abused. I’m gonna chalk it up to first weekend excitement *shrugs*…. not sure, but we didn’t have that problem last year even though we went a lot later in October. The farm also has a huge corn maze which we haven’t checked out because the boys are just too young to care about it. They do have Maze by Moonlight on 2 Saturday evenings this month so that may be something adults are in to. 

I was actually surprised RJ asked to do the pony ride even though he’s done it before. Last year when he did it he was only JUST turning 3 and I didn’t think he’d remember. He definitely brought it up before we even got out of the car. It’s a cute photo opp but they do only walk the pony around once and it’s $4. The part of the farm the boys loved the most was the petting zoo. This is the part of the farm that has ALL the activities.

A Petting Zoo and More

Entrance to the petting zoo is $8 a person (12 months and up) and they give you lettuce to feed all the animals. This part of the farm also has tractors, areas for kids to climb/jump, a reptile farm and a “slide” area. This is obviously where we spent most of our time and where the boys ran out ALL of their energy. 

There is so much more to the farm that we didn’t even check out. Of course they have fresh vegetables for sale, food vendors, hayrides, bathrooms that aren’t porter potties (yasssssss God!!) & more! Click the arrows to check out more pictures from our day at the farm below.

What is your favorite fall activity? Do you take your littles pumpkin picking? Are you going to check out the Queens County Farm Museum? Lets chat!

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Trip to the Pumpkin Patch! – F& W Schmitt Family Farm

We got to go to the pumpkin patch this weekend and I was super excited! It was almost perfect fall weather (the wind was REAL) and I hadn’t had an excuse to go before RJ so of course I was ready for October to get here!

That’s my “Why are we always late?” face. We got to Schmitt Farms around 3:30pm and they close at 5 so I was nervous about not having enough time to see everything that I … I mean RJ… wanted to see. Of course my battery died so I didn’t get to take pictures, but my boyfriend got some great ones.

Schmitt Family Farm is located in Melville Long Island. Other than a pumpkin/vegetable patch, they have a petting zoo, pony rides, airbrush tattoos/face painting, multiple inflatables and a playground. I am super upset about my phone dying because I didn’t get to capture pictures of everything that we did but I can say that everything was super reasonably priced ($3 for the petting zoo, $0.74/pound per pumpkin and free hayride!) and it was busy so I can imagine it’s the go-to farm if you are in the NYC/Long Island area and aren’t looking to travel upstate. I also heard pricing-wise it is more reasonably priced than another farm local to it, but that’s only hearsay since I haven’t been there. My family enjoyed it, even my boyfriend who was resistant at first! I can’t wait to go back next year!

Check it out: F&W Schmitt Family Farm.

Do you have any fall family traditions? What’s your favorite fall acitivity?