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 Events

7:00PM, 27, (4-Adult) Come learn about this famous children’s author, farmer and…
10:00AM, 01, Enjoy old-fashioned family fun, carnival games and rides, tractor demos, 4-…
3:45PM, 17, (7-14 years) Our farmers make taking care of the animals look easy. Here is…
3:45PM, 31, (7-14 years) Before modern farm equipment, horses accomplished many tasks…
10:00AM, 05, (2-Adult) Join us for a morning of laughter and fun as Frying Pan Fark Park…
10:00AM, 03, (2-Adults) Since its inception in 2005, Rocknoceros has won ten Washington…

​Fairfax County 4-H Fair & Carnival

​Fairfax County 4-H Fair & Carnival

​August 1-4, 2024 

  • ​Old-Fashioned Family Fun
  • ​Carnival Games & Rides
  • ​Tractor Demos
  • ​4-H Exhibits & Shows
  • ​Fair Food
  • ​Live Entertainment
  • ​Visit Farm Animals;
  • ​Big Truck Night, Friday August 2

​$10 Parking Fee Friday-Sunday 

Steller Children’s Entertainment at Frying Pan Farm Park

Steller Childrens Entertainment

The Great Zucchini

Prepare for a Magical Morning with The Great Zucchini at Frying Pan Farm Park!

Thursday, September 5:

  • 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Frying Pan Farm Park, $10

  • Interactive, hands-on magic shows by The Great Zucchini
  • Shows take place in the Visitor Center auditorium
  • Registration required for ages 2 and up


Get ready to rock with Boogie Bennie and Williebob on stage.

Thursday, October 3:

  • 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Frying Pan Farm Park, $10

  • Shows take place in the Visitor Center auditorium
  • Registration required for ages 2 and up

Farm Harvest Festival

farm harvest festival

  • Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 
  • Friday-Big Truck Night, 5-7 p.m., Carnival 5-9 p.m., $10 parking fee,  
  • Saturday-Sunday Festival, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Carnival, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., $10 parking fee 
    • Games and Rides 
    • Tasty Fair Food 
  • Carnival tickets- $1.25 each •24 for $25 •48 for $50

Halloween on the Farm

Halloween on the Farm

Spooky Fun Awaits: Trick-or-Treat at Halloween on the Farm!

  • Friday, October 25, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Frying Pan Farm Park, $10

  • Trick-or-treating on the farm
  • Visit with farm animals
  • Craft spooky crafts
  • Play Halloween games
  • Tour the decorated farmhouse

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. 

  • Store Operations Staff (Part-time year-round) (benefits eligible)
  • Maintenance Worker

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

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