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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9:45AM, (2-3 years) Join us to learn about a different element of farm life each week.…



4:30PM, (All Ages) Come trick or treat on the farm! Visit with farm animals, create…



4:30PM, (All Ages) Come trick or treat on the farm! Visit with farm animals, create…


Fall Fun on the Farm!

Have fun this fall with these amazing family-friendly events at Frying Pan Farm Park!

Farm Harvest Days & Carnival Fun

fall festival fun

Have fun on the farm with the Big Truck Night (Oct. 13), Fall Harvest Days (Oct.14–15) and Fall Carnival (Oct. 13–15). Watch the cider press in action, milk a cow, shell corn, peel apples and play old-fashion games. Admission is free.

Ride Tickets

Unlimited Ride Sale (Friday and Sunday Only)
$20 Wristband presale for unlimited rides through October 12. $25 after October 12.

  • Friday, October 13, 5-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m-6 p.m.

In-Person Individual Ride Sales
Tickets are $1.25 each, 24 for $25 or 48 for $50.

  • Friday, October 13
  • Saturday, October 14
  • Sunday, October 15

Halloween on the Farm

Oct. 27-28

Celebrate Halloween and trick or treat on the farm! Enjoy farm animals, play games and make crafts. The program runs in one-hour time slots and costs $10 per person.

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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