With fall foliage fast approaching and Oktoberfest celebrations in full swing there is really only one more thing we need to be sure that summer is really over: Apples. After all, nothing says fall in the Big Apple like Granny Smiths, Mutsus, Mutsu's Mothers, MacIntoshs, Jonagolds, Winesaps and all the rest. But sometimes you want more from your apple shopping than a crowded farmer's market—and in that case you've got options. Including the nation's largest apple cobbler.

Of course, you could always rent a car and go apple picking. Sure. But then you have to leave the city. Closer to home is the lovely Queens County Farm Museum, which once again this weekend is hosting its annual Apple Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Expect many types of apples, apple products and fresh apple cider for sale along with free kid's games, hayrides, collectibles and more. And if you get bored, or want to add a certain excitement to the trip, well the museum's giant Maize Maze is around until October 28th.

What to do with all those apples you bought after the little one is tired of eating them? Oh, that is not a problem: Make applesauce (it is really easy, we swear).