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Frying Pan Farm Park

Frying Pan Farm Park

Farm Entrance/Mailing Address: 2709 West Ox Road • Herndon, Virginia 20171
Visitor Center Address:
 2739 West Ox Road • Herndon, Virginia 20171 • 703-437-9101

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Frying Pan Farm Park is part of the Floris Community in western Fairfax County, known as Frying Pan from 1726 to 1892 when the name was changed to Floris. Today, the park preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.

We invite you to explore our "virtual" park here on the web. It's a great way to discover the wide variety of programs we offer. But be sure to visit the "real thing" out here on the farm.

Admission is free to Frying Pan Farm Park and Kidwell Farm.

Site Map
Kidwell Farm Map


  • Frying Pan Farm Park: open daily dawn to dusk
  • Kidwell Farm: open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wagon Rides: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and Noon - 4 p.m. , Sunday, March through November (call to confirm)
  • Carousel Rides: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and Noon - 4 p.m. , Sunday, March through November (call to confirm)
  • Country Store: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and 1 - 4:30 p.m. , Sunday, March through December
  • Visitor Center: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and 12 - 4:30 p.m. , Sunday
  • Indoor Arena: hours vary (please call: 703-437-9101)
Frying Pan Farm Park and Kidwell Farm

Please Note: Frying Pan Farm Park offers beginning horseback riding lessons. Please call 703-437-9101 for information. Frying Pan Farm Park does not lease horses or offer trail rides. Programs and prices are subject to change.


Work at the park you love.
Full time and Part time positions open now.


Professional Photography and Filming in FCPA ParksInterested in photographing or filming in beautiful Fairfax County Parks? Find out more about Professional Photography and Commercial Use Permits for Filming in Fairfax County Parks.

Children's Holiday Shopping

Saturday, December 5, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Children's Holiday Shopping

Volunteers will help your children secretly shop for gifts and wrap them to ensure some holiday surprises. Adults wait at the nearby Old Floris School House. There will be a wide selection of gifts priced for child-sized budgets, with many selections under $10.

Holiday Party and Puppet Show
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Saturday, December 19, 10 a.m.

Mark your calendar for the Fairfax County Park Authority’s final 65th Anniversary event: A family-friendly Holiday Party and Puppet Show at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitors Center on December 19, 2015. The event begins at 10 a.m. with a brief program at 10:30 a.m. and the performance at 10:45 a.m. Read More >>

Frying Pan Farm Park Bluegrass Barn Flyer
Bluegrass Barn Flyer

Bluegrass Series Season Pass
Season passes include admission to all eight shows plus prime reserved seating.

This Sunday evening performance series, held at Frying Pan Farm Park's Visitor Center, showcases some of the best of local and regional Bluegrass musicians. Shows are held on selected Sunday evenings. Doors open at 6 p.m., Shows start at 7 p.m. Seating is general admission. Season pass includes admission to all shows, plus prime reserved seating. Dinner, drinks and dessert available.

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