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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. , Friday & Saturday; 12 - 4:30 p.m. , Sunday, January through Mid-March
    • 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and 12 - 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.


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Full time and Part time positions open now.





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Thursday, October 13, 6-7pm or 7-8pm

Fun, games, and a wagon ride! Bring your children ages 3-8 dressed up in their favorite costume to the Indoor Arena Barn. Finish the event with treats and a small pumpkin. Space is limited! Reservations are required.
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Frying Pan Farm Park Fall Carnival
Fall Carnival Fun
Thursday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Games, rides, and tasty fair food! Everyone loves a carnival! Ticket prices run $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Rides need 3 to 5 tickets each. Free Admission and Free Parking.

Discount unlimited-ride passes available for use Thursday evening 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Frying Pan Farm Park Farm Harvest Festival
Farm Harvest Days
Saturday, Oct. 15: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

FREE. Watch the cider press in action, milk a cow, shuck corn, peel apples, meet farm animals, and watch farm demos. Wagon rides are $3. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Free Parking.

NEW this year! We will have vendors in the farm yard! Look for food and merchandise in a market atmosphere.

Jr Farmer Family Fun
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Junior Farmer is a family program that goes behind the scenes to help the farmers at Frying Pan Farm Park. Jr. Farmers will learn about all of our barnyard animals and learn how to care, handle, and have fun with them!

Class meets every other Thursday


2 yrs - Adult: 4 - 5 p.m.
$5 per person per class
Reservations required

Minimum one adult per family

Little Hands on the Farm
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Monday mornings
3-5 yr. olds: 11:00-11:45


Bruegrass Barn Flyer

Bluegrass Series Season Pass Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Support the Bluegrass Barn by becoming a season pass holder. Season pass costs $112 and includes admission to all 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.

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