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68th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival


68th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival

Gather your friends and family for the 68th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival August 4-7 at Frying Pan Farm Park! There’s something for everyone!

Interactive Educational Exhibits
Carnival Rides
Live Entertainment
Fair Food
Market Lane
Picnic Areas
18 Departments of Exhibit Competitions
Big Truck Night
Tractor Pull
Free Admission
Free Parking Thursday & Friday
4 H Fair Events
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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.

Department Competitions

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 4:
3pm – 6pm
    - Friday, August 5: 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 wristbands for unlimited rides usable on either Thursday, August 4 from 10am-3pm or Friday, August 5 from 10am-3pm. Does not include Friday evening. Up to $9 in savings per ticket!

Get Tickets
Pre-Register before 7/28 - $16

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

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

Download Ride Information Sheet (type of rides, number of tickets needed)

Frying Pan Park Carousel Rides: $2/person

Frying Pan Park Wagon Rides: $3/person (reservations recommended)

 

Heart Flip

ExpandThursday, August 4

FREE Admission and Parking – Enter on West Ox Road.

4-H Fair and Exhibits

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog (coming soon)

Pre-Register Entry Online (coming soon)

Exhibit Entry Drop-Off for Pre-Registered Items or Walk-In Registration is located at the 4-H Building
    - Thursday, August 4:
3pm – 6pm
    - Friday, August 5: 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 wristbands for unlimited rides usable on either Thursday, August 4 from 10am-3pm or Friday, August 5 from 10am-3pm. Does not include Friday evening. Up to $9 in savings per ticket!

Get Tickets
Pre-Register before 7/28 - $16

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

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

Carnival Food Available: 10am – 3pm

Farm

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
Cow Milking Demos in Kidwell Barn: 11am and 4pm (Free)
Goat Milking Demo in Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (Free)

Concert – Will Overman Band (Folk/Rock): 7:30 - 8:30pm (Free)

 

Will Overman Band

ExpandFriday, August 5

FREE Admission and Parking – Enter on West Ox Road.

4-H Fair and Exhibits

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog (coming soon)

Pre-Register Entry Online (coming soon)

Exhibit Entry Drop-Off for Pre-Registered Items or Walk-In Registration is located at the 4-H Building
    - Thursday, August 4:
3pm – 6pm
    - Friday, August 5: 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 wristbands for unlimited rides usable on either Thursday, August 4 from 10am-3pm or Friday, August 5 from 10am-3pm. Does not include Friday evening. Up to $9 in savings per ticket!

Get Tickets
Pre-Register before 7/28 - $16

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

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

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
Cow Milking Demos in Kidwell Barn: 11am and 4pm (Free)
Goat Milking Demo in Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (Free)
Big Truck Night in the Farm Yard: 6pm 8:30pm (Free)

 

Big Truck Night

ExpandSaturday, August 6

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

Tractor Pull Night

4-H Exhibits, Animal Shows and Entertainment: 9am – 9pm
Opening Ceremony: 10am - 11am
Stage Entertainment:  11am - 9pm
Dog Shows: 9am - 4pm
Rabbit Judging
Tractor Pull: Begins at 4pm

Carnival

Carnival Rides: 11am – 10pm

Farm

Frying Pan Park Carousel and Wagon Rides: 10am - 5pm
Cow Milking Demos in Kidwell Barn: 11am and 4pm (Free)
Goat Milking Demo in Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (Free)
Blacksmithing and Farm Demos in the Farmyard: 9am – 5pm

 

4-H Contestant
ExpandSunday, August 7

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

4-H Exhibits, Animal Shows and Entertainment: 9am – 5pm
Sheep, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Swine and Dairy Goat Shows
Stage Entertainment: 9am - 4pm
Dog Demonstrations: 9am - 4pm
Horse Games: 10am - 3pm
Parade of Champions: 4 – 5pm

Carnival

Carnival Rides: 10am – 6pm

Farm

Frying Pan Park Carousel and Wagon Rides: 10am - 4pm
Frying Pan Park Tractor Pull: 4pm
Cow Milking Demos in Kidwell Barn: 11am and 4pm (Free)
Goat Milking Demo in Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (Free)
Blacksmithing and Farm Demos in the Farmyard: 9am – 5pm

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

Youth Development Program

Teaches life skills to youth aged 5-19
Reaches over 12,000 youth in Fairfax County

Delivers educational programming through:
Clubs – 23 clubs meet year round throughout the county
Camps – Week-long residential and special interest camps
School Enrichment – embryology and horticulture programs
Special Interest Workshops - veterinary science, nutrition, etc.

Teaches youth life skills through projects in the areas of:
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Communication and Expressive Arts
Citizenship
Healthy Living
…and so many more!

Learn more about Fairfax County 4-H at http://offices.ext.vt.edu/fairfax/

 

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