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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.


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Thursday, Oct. 15: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Ages 3-8
Come to the Indoor Arena Barn dressed in your favorite costume anytime between 6 and 8 pm. Enjoy fun, games,and a wagon ride. Finish the evening with treats and a small pumpkin. Reservations required.
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Frying Pan Farm Park Fall Carnival
Fall Carnival Fun
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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Free parking and admission. Games, rides, and tasty fair food. Rides take 3-5 tickets each. Regular ticket price is $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Discount unlimited-ride passes available for use Thursday evening 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Frying Pan Farm Park Farm Harvest Festival
Farm Harvest Days
Saturday, Oct. 17: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 18: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

FREE admission, no reservations required. Fall is a busy time on the farm! Watch the cider press in action, milk a goat or a cow, shell corn, peel apples, meet the farm animals and see traditional farm demonstrations. Add a wagon ride ($3) or a visit to the Fall Carnival for even more family fun! Some activities may have fees.

Frying Pan Farm Park Bluegrass Barn Flyer
Bluegrass Barn Flyer

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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