- See the previous page for Halloween in western Queens.
A real highlight of Halloween is the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. The one-day Children's Fall Festival is also at the museum. Come for the haunts and stay for the hayrides, sack races, treats, cider, pumpkins, pony rides, and petting zoo. Check out the Haunted House and the Amazing Maize Maze between turns on the country-western dance floor. Wear your costumes!
- Haunted House, October 26, 27, and 28, 2012, 4-7 p.m., ages 4-12 and parents; $4 Haunted House admission; More for hayrides, cider, and treats.
- Children's Fall Festival, October 28, 2012 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, (more for Maize Maze admission $8 adults / $5 children) ($3 admission to Haunted House) ...in other words, it adds up fast. Haunted House is 1 -7 p.m.
- Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin, October 6 to 28, 2012 - Saturdays and Sundays; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; pumpkins priced by size
- The Amazing Maize Maze is Saturdays and Sundays, September 15 - October 28, plus Monday, October 8; 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $9/$5 and group rates.
* Highly recommended by About.com for all ages
- Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY, 718-347-3276
Fort on a Haunted Hill - Halloween Fest at Fort Totten
One weekend at Fort Totten in Bayside it's the annual Halloween Festival for kids and families, including rides, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, games, and goodies. Wear your costumes for the costume contest.
The next week on Halloween weekend, your teenagers will be a lot more interested in heading to Fort Totten. The Urban Park Rangers lead nightime tours of the Civil War-era fort's battery. Expect frights mixed in with a history lesson.
- Halloween Festival - TBD
- Halloween Tour of Fort Totten Battery - TBD
- Park in the lot just outside the Fort Totten on 212th St. Then walk onto the grounds or else hitch a ride on a special park trolley. You can try to park inside the Fort, but you might get turned back at the gate.
- 718-352-1769 for more info
- Fort Totten, 212th St and Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY, 11360
Maple Grove's Halloween Festival & Strange and Unusual Walking Tour
The Kew Gardens cemetery must be the most natural Halloween setting this year. THere will be a costume parade, crafts, stories, and pumpkins.
- Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2-6:30 p.m.. Donations: $5 per person. Friends of Maple Grove Members and children under 12 free. 917-881-3358, email@example.com.
Ghouls at King Manor Museum
The 18th-century King Manor Museum, former home of Constitution signer Rufus King, gets overrun by ghouls and ghosts this October 13. No regular tours that day, but kids, especially in costume, will enjoy the scary stories, costume making, and more fun.
- October 13, 2012, noon - 4 p.m., free
- King Manor Museum, Jamaica Ave b/w 150th & 153rd Sts, Jamaica, 718-206-0545
Halloween at the Queens Library
Local branches of the Queens Library celebrate with the holiday with a few Halloween parties. See the Queens Library website for all details. There are Halloween parties, scary stories, and/or arts and crafts at the branches in Seaside, Corona, Fresh Meadows, Windsor Park, Jamaica, Lefrak City, Rochdale Village, Peninsula, and maybe more. At Flushing Library there's a Halloween concert and costume and scream contests on October 20, called Blood Fest. Enough said.
Canine Costumes in the Rockaways
On October 27, indulge your desire to dress up your pooch as a caped avenger. There's a canine costume carnival and more for your pets and you. At Rockaway Freeway/ Beach 84. More.
Rockaway Fall Festival
There's a pumpkin patch, pony rides, and more fun in the Rockaways. At B. 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park), October 21, 2012, noon to 3 p.m. Rockaway Fall Festival.