Frying Pan Farm Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.
703-437-9101 TTY 711
Farm and Equestrian: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia
Teresa Reynolds
Park Manager

Frying Pan Farm Park

Preserving 20th century farm life

Frying Pan preserves and interprets farm life of the 1920s to 1950s. Welcome to one of the most popular parks in Fairfax County.

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Upcoming Featured Events



11:00AM, (6-11 years) See the best that our park has to offer with topics that fit your…



7:00PM, (13-Adult) This class introduces you to traditional American ballroom dance…



6:30AM, (14-Adult) Puppies 10 to 23 weeks old learn socialization and discipline…



6:30PM, (13-Adult) There's more to photography than just using the automatic setting.…



7:00PM, (3-Adult) When evening shadows spread over Kidwell Farm, it is time to put the…



3:00PM, (7-14 years) Our farmers make taking care of the animals look easy. Here is…


Spring Farm Day = Barnyard Bliss

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Frying Pan Farm Park

  • Sheep shearing 
  • Antique farm equipment demos
  • Cow and goat milking demos
  • Spring baby animal boom on the farm
  • Enjoy crafts, games and wagon rides

Price is $12, $14 at the door

Annual Horse Expo at Frying Pan Farm Park

Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Immerse yourself in the equestrian world 
  • Experienced riders and new horse enthusiasts welcome
  • Indulge in delectable treats from food trucks
  • Gain insights from expert speakers
  • Witness captivating demonstrations 
  • Explore a variety of businesses offering horse-related products and services

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First time visiting?  Please do not feed our farm animals.

That can cause illness and expensive vet visits. Please respect the animals on our working farm, and enjoy our classes, events, activities and rides.

Job Openings

View job details and application information for openings at Frying Pan Farm Park.

Visit Resource Management Division Jobs to view the below job opportunities. 

  • Historic Educator/Birthday Party Facilitator (Part-time year-round)
  • Store Operations Staff (Part-time year-round) (benefits eligible)
  • Front Desk Attendant (Part-time)
  • Historic Educator (Part-time year-round)
  • Equestrian Assistant (Part-time year-round) 

For other park employment opportunities, visit the Park Authority jobs page.

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