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Sheep Shearing Festival at Queens County Farm Museum

Sheep Shearing Festival

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Time for a haircut! Watch as this flock of sheep get their much-needed spring trims. Join the farm for NYC’s only sheep shearing festival. Farmer-led tours and sheep shearing demonstrations connect visitors to life on the farm. See where your vegetables come from with farmer-led tours of the 47-acre historic site. Learn about the cycle of fiber processing with artisan wool spinning, natural dyeing, and weaving demos by fiber artists. Live music by bluegrass band Mama Juke, historic farmhouse tours, kids crafts and a free scavenger hunt add to the fun! Learn home composting techniques and Adopt-a-Worm at the Con Edison Ecology Booth. Local brews, tasty food vendors, and hayrides will keep you coming baaa-ck for more. Online Tickets Only. Advance tickets recommended. 

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About Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, NY


    The Queens County Farm Museum dates back to 1697 and occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden.

    The grounds are open seven days a week, year-round from 10am-5pm. Visit the Welcome Center to purchase goat feed, or go for a stroll around the farm to see fields, livestock, and farm implements. On Saturdays and Sundays they offer guided tours of the historic Adriance Farmhouse and seasonal hayrides (from April through October, weather permitting).

    General admission is free, except during public events. Group visits by schools and organizations require advance reservations and admission fees apply.