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69th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival


69th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival

Details are coming together for the 69th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park August 3-6. Check back often for new information.

Gather your friends and family for the 69th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival August 3-6 at
Frying Pan Farm Park!
There's something for everyone!

Interactive Educational Exhibits
Carnival Rides
Live Entertainment
Animal Demos
Carnival Food
Market Lane Vendors
Food Court
Picnic Areas
17 Departments of Exhibit Competitions
Big Truck Night
Tractor Pull
Free Admission
Free Parking Thursday & Friday

En Español

Unlimited Ride Wristbands Available
Discounted Advanced Purchase
Get Tickets

($18 through 8 p.m. August 1, and $25 at the Gate)

4 H Fair Events
ExpandSponsorship

Become a sponsor! In addition to you feeling good about a worthy donation, you will receive significant mileage with hundreds of thousands in monthly online reach and tens of thousands in print! Sponsorships begin at $250. For $500, become an event sponsor or claim an area in the 4-H exhibits that coincides with your mission. Check the prospectus for more.

Department Competitions
ExpandVendors
ExpandEnter Fair Competitions

Do you have a hobby or project you are proud of? Then enter it in the Fair. You do NOT have to be a 4-H member for most departments.

Enter to compete

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog

Pre-Register Entry Online

Exhibit Entry Drop-Off for Pre-Registered Items or Walk-In Registration is located at the 4-H Building
  - Thursday, August 3: 3pm – 6pm

  - Friday, August 4: 3pm – 6pm
ExpandCarnival Tickets & Ride Prices

Carnival Ride Passes

There are three options for purchasing rides; wristbands bought in advance or at the event, or by purchasing individual tickets.

Advanced Purchase is available for unlimited ride wristbands usable:
Thursday, August 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Does not include evenings of August 3 or 4.

For advanced purchase from July 27 through August 1, unlimited rides are $18.

GET TICKETS 7/27 - 8/1: $18

If you purchase online, pick up your tickets across from the carnival entrance under the tent on the day of the carnival and redeem them at the carnival ticket booth for your ride wristband.

Same Day Sales Wristband for Carnival Rides
A wristband for unlimited rides is $25/person, available for sale at the Carnival ticket booth.

Cole's Ride Coupon
Download and Print $5 off Carnival Ride Wristband Coupon

(Coupon not valid toward advance sales)
Each individual purchasing a same day unlimited rides wristband at the Carnival needs a printed coupon. No electronic versions accepted.

Individual Carnival Ride Tickets are $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Most rides require 3-5 tickets.

Download Ride Information Sheet

Frying Pan Park Carousel Rides: $2/person

Frying Pan Park Wagon Rides: $3.50/person Thursday and Friday only. Reservations recommended.

 

Heart Flip

ExpandThursday, August 3

FREE Admission and Parking – Enter on West Ox Road.

4-H Fair and Exhibits

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog

Pre-Register Entry Online

Exhibit Entry Drop-Off for Pre-Registered Items or Walk-In Registration is located at the 4-H Building
    - Thursday, August 3:
3pm – 6pm
    - Friday, August 4:
3pm – 6pm

Carnival

There are three options for purchasing rides; wristbands bought in advance or at the event, or by purchasing individual tickets.

Advanced Purchase is available for unlimited ride wristbands usable:
Thursday, August 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Does not include evenings of August 3 or 4.

For advanced purchase from July 27 through August 1, unlimited rides are $18.

GET TICKETS 7/27 - 8/1: $18

If you purchase online, pick up your tickets across from the carnival entrance under the tent on the day of the carnival and redeem them at the carnival ticket booth for your ride wristband.

Same Day Sales Wristband for Carnival Rides
A wristband for unlimited rides is $25/person, available for sale at the Carnival ticket booth.

Cole's Ride Coupon
Download and Print $5 off Carnival Ride Wristband Coupon

(Coupon not valid toward advance sales)
Each individual purchasing a same day unlimited rides wristband at the Carnival needs a printed coupon. No electronic versions accepted.

Individual Carnival Ride Tickets are $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Most rides require 3-5 tickets.

Carnival Food Available: 10am – 3pm and 5 - 9 p.m.

Farm

Grounds and Nature Trail Open: Dawn to Dusk (Free)
Farmyard Open: 9am – 9pm (Free)
Frying Pan Park Carousel ($2) and Wagon Rides ($3.50): 10am – 4pm
Gordon's Grill Open
Goat Milking Demo in Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (Free)
Cow Milking Demos in Kidwell Barn:4pm (Free)

Hunter Mill Melodies Hunter Mills Melodies Concert in the Farmyard, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. FREE

Stephanie Jeter & Tyler Hughes (Old Time Music)



ExpandFriday, August 4

FREE Admission and Parking – Before 4:45pm, enter from West Ox Road. After 4:45pm, enter from Monroe St. See Map

4-H Fair and Exhibits

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog

Pre-Register Entry Online

Exhibit Entry Drop-Off for Pre-Registered Items or Walk-In Registration is located at the 4-H Building
    - Friday, August 4:
3pm – 6pm
After 4:45pm, use the Monroe Street entrance. (No fees.)

Carnival

There are three options for purchasing rides; wristbands bought in advance or at the event, or by purchasing individual tickets.

Advanced Purchase is available for unlimited ride wristbands usable:
Thursday, August 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Does not include evenings of August 3 or 4.

For advanced purchase from July 27 through August 1, unlimited rides are $18.

GET TICKETS 7/27 - 8/1: $18

If you purchase online, pick up your tickets across from the carnival entrance under the tent on the day of the carnival and redeem them at the carnival ticket booth for your ride wristband.

Same Day Sales Wristband for Carnival Rides
A wristband for unlimited rides is $25/person, available for sale at the Carnival ticket booth.

Cole's Ride Coupon
Download and Print $5 off Carnival Ride Wristband Coupon

(Coupon not valid toward advance sales)
Each individual purchasing a same day unlimited rides wristband at the Carnival needs a printed coupon. No electronic versions accepted.

Individual Carnival Ride Tickets are $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Most rides require 3-5 tickets.

Carnival Food Available: 10 am – 3 pm & 5 – 9 pm

Click to Download Friday ScheduleFriday Schedule

Farm

Big Truck Night

Grounds and Nature Trail Open: Dawn to Dusk (Free)
Farmyard Open: 9am – 9pm (Free)
Frying Pan Park Carousel and Wagon Rides: 10am – 4pm
Gordon's Grill Open
Goat Milking Demo in Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (Free)
Cow Milking Demos in Kidwell Barn:4pm (Free)
Big Truck Night in the Farm Yard: 5pm 8pm (Free)
No Horn Hour is from 5-6pm.

Food, Merchandise, and Service Vendors available in the barnyard 10am-8pm.

Big Truck Night

ExpandSaturday, August 5

Entrance and Parking
FREE Admission – Enter on Monroe Street. West Ox Entrance will be CLOSED.  See Map

$8 Parking (Cash or Check ONLY. Debit and Credit cards not accepted.)

4-H Fair and Exhibits

See Fair Exhibits in the 4-H Barn. 4-H competitions are in the Indoor Arena.

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog

10am - Opening Ceremony in the Farmyard

Equestrian, Main Stage, and 4-H Barn Demo, Entertainment, and Judging Schedule - Saturday
Click to Download Saturday ScheduleSaturday Schedule
Community Vendors
Dog Demo
Download Dog Demo Schedule

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Tractor Pull Night 4pm    Tractor Pull

Carnival

Carnival Rides: 10am – 9pm

Individual Carnival Ride Tickets are $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Most rides require 3-5 tickets.

Carnival Food Available: 10 am – 3 pm & 5 – 10pm

Farm

Frying Pan Park Carousel: 10am - 5pm
Goat Milking Demo in Barn 2: 3:30pm (Free)
Cow Milking Demos in Barn 2:4pm (Free)
Blacksmithing and Farm Demos in the Farmyard: 9am – 5pm
Food, Merchandise and Service Vendors : 10am-8pm

 

4-H Contestant
ExpandSunday, August 6

FREE Admission
$8 Parking (Cash or Check ONLY. Debit and Credit cards not accepted.)

4-H Fair and Exhibits

See Fair Exhibits in the 4-H Barn. 4-H competitions are in the Indoor Arena.

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog

Equestrian, Main Stage, and 4-H Barn Demo, Entertainment, and Judging Schedule
Click to Download Sunday Schedule
Sunday Schedule

Community Vendors

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Entertainment
Frying Pan Jam

Carnival

Carnival Rides: 10am – 6pm

Individual Carnival Ride Tickets are $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Most rides require 3-5 tickets.

Farm

Frying Pan Park Carousel: 10am - 4pm
Goat Milking Demos in Barn 2: 3:30pm (Free)
Cow Milking Demos in Barn 2:4pm (Free)
Blacksmithing and Farm Demos in the Farmyard: 9am – 5pm
Food, Merchandise and Service Vendors : 10am-5pm

  Equestrian Demonstrations
ExpandLearn About Fairfax County 4-H
4-H Fair

Youth Development Program

In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization – empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

Delivers educational programming through:

  • Clubs – 6 Community Clubs, 12 Project Clubs, and 3 Cloverbud Clubs meet year round throughout the county
  • Camps – Week-long residential and special interest camps
  • Curriculum Enrichment – Embryology, Agriculture and You, Healthy Habits, etc.
  • Special Interest Workshops - Veterinary Science, Nutrition, etc.

Teaches youth life skills through projects in the areas of:

  • Livestock
  • Citizenship
  • Creative Arts
  • Healthy Living
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • And so much more!
Learn more about Fairfax County 4-H at http://offices.ext.vt.edu/fairfax/

 

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