Frying Pan Farm Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open dawn to dusk. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.

703-437-9101
TTY 711

Farm: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia

Yvonne Johnson,
Manager

Frying Pan Farm Park 4-H Fair and Carnival

Frying Pan 4-H Fair and Carnival Banner

Bring the whole crew out for the 70th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park. Come out to Herndon, VA for four days of fresh air, farm fun and good times for you, your friends, family and neighbors. Watch livestock and see 4-H exhibits, enjoy delicious fair food, enter your creation in the fair and try your hand at milking a cow or goat. Don’t miss the carnival rides, games and live entertainment.

The 70th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival is coming to Frying Pan Farm Park on August 2-5, 2018.

Sponsorship opportunities will be available through the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Enter the 4-H Fair

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, visit Fairfax County Park Foundation

Enter the 4-H Fair

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  • Master Gardeners
  • Maha Yoga
  • Natural Leaders
  • Ayr Hill Stamp Club
  • 2 B A Bee 4-H Club
  • Time for Technology 4-H Club
  • Fairfax City 4-H Club

Food Vendor Application - closed for 2018

Merchandise Vendor Application - closed for 2018

Service Vendor Application - closed for 2018

If you have missed the food, service, or merchandise vendor opportunity for this year, please fill out this form as we collect potential vendors for next year.

Do you have a hobby or project that you are proud to show? Enter it in the Fair! You do NOT have to be a member of 4-H to compete in most departments.

Enter the 4-H Fair

Download Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog. It lists departments and categories with instructions for what is needed for entry.

Pre-Register Entry Online (Highly Recommended!)

Take your entries to the 4-H Building (near the Country Store) from 3-6pm on Thursday, August 2 or Friday, August 3.

Carnival ride tickets are $1 each or 24 for $20. Most rides take 3-5 tickets. No refunds. Check height restrictions before buying tickets. Check Ride Information Guide for height details.

For Thursday and Friday ONLY unlimited ride tickets, you may purchase wristbands in advance. No refunds. Check Ride Information Guide Ride Information Guide for height details. Until July 25, the Thursday or Friday Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available for $16. From July 26 to August 1, they are $18 each. Go to this link, then input “unlimited” under search and “EVENTS” under category to be able to purchase your wristbands. Pick up your wristband ticket at the tent outside of the carnival gate from 10am to 2pm on the day of your registration. The unlimited rides time lasts 10am to 3pm.

All Carnival games take cash only. ATM onsite in the carnival area and at the Country Store.

Amusement Ride List

FREE Admission and Parking all day – Enter from West Ox Rd

4-H FAIR AND EXHIBITS – Drop off only

Items must be dropped off at the 4-H Building between 3pm and 6pm on Thursday or Friday

Informational Catalog for Entering the Fair

Pre-registration highly recommended – Registration Form

Take your entries to the 4-H Building (near the Country Store) from 3-6pm on August 2 or 3.

CARNIVAL HOURS

10am-3pm and 5-9pm

10am-3pm - Unlimited ride pass available at carnival gate for $25 (purchase 10am-2pm.) Please check height restrictions.

FARM ACTIVITIES AND HOURS

Grounds and Nature Trail: Dawn to Dusk (FREE)

Farmyard: 9am-9pm (FREE)

Wagon Rides: 10:30am-4:30pm, $3.50 for ages 2 and up, paid at the Country Store

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel: 10:30am-7pm, $2 per child riding a horse. Adults holding children are free. Riders must be 12 or younger.

Goat Milking, Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (FREE)

Cow Milking, Kidwell Barn: 4pm (FREE)

CONCERT

7:30-8:30pm (FREE) – Hunter Mills Melodies

Hunter Hill Melodies

The Mulligan Brothers - Based out of Mobile, Alabama, The Mulligan Brothers play a mix of Americana Folk Rock with a dash of Country. The Mulligan Brothers are made up of Ross Newell (vocals, guitar), Greg DeLuca (drums), Ben Leininger (bass) and Melody Duncan (vocals, violin, piano) with their second album, Songs For The Living And Otherwise, just released this summer.

The Mulligan Brothers

FREE Admission and Parking all day

Before 4:30pm, enter from West Ox Road. After 4:30pm, enter from Monroe Street. Follow the signage.

4-H FAIR AND EXHIBITS – Drop off only

Items must be dropped off at the 4-H Building between 3pm and 6pm on Thursday or Friday

Informational Catalog for Entering the Fair

Pre-registration highly recommended – Registration Form

CARNIVAL HOURS

10am-3pm and 5-9pm

10am-3pm - Unlimited ride pass available at carnival gate for $25 (purchase 10am-2pm.) Please check height restrictions.

FARM ACTIVITIES AND HOURS

Food, Merchandise, and Service Vendors, barnyard: 5-8pm

Food vendors are located near the Country Store and in the carnival area. All other vendors are in the Farmyard.

Grounds and Nature Trail: Dawn to Dusk (FREE)

Farmyard: 9am-9pm (FREE)

Wagon Rides: 10:30am-4:30pm, $3.50 for ages 2 and up, paid at the Country Store

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel: 10:30am-7pm, $2 per child riding a horse. Adults holding children are free. Riders must be 12 or younger.

Goat Milking, Kidwell Barn: 3:30pm (FREE)

Cow Milking, Kidwell Barn: 4pm (FREE)

Big Truck Night: 5-7:30pm

Big Truck Night

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ENTRANCE AND PARKING

Parking is $10 per car. Cash or Visa/MasterCard welcomed. Parking fees are a fundraiser for 4-H and Frying Pan Farm Park.

FREE Fair Admission. Carnival $. Enter on Monroe Street. The West Ox Road entrance will be closed. See map and follow signage.

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4-H FAIR AND EXHIBITS

See Fair Exhibits and ribbon winners in the 4-H Building. 4-H animal competitions are in the Indoor Arena.

Tractor Pull10am - Opening Ceremony at the stage in the Farmyard: The Opening Ceremony introduces you to the Fair! With local dignitaries and sponsors in attendance, the 4-H Fair King and Queen, Duke and Duchess, and Prince and Princess are recognized! 4-H participants fill the crowd for a not-to-be-missed beginning to the Fair.

The Community Vendors area in the farmyard is for service providers and hobbyists with booths of interest to you and your family. They offer fun hands-on activities!

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Enter the 4-H Fair

CARNIVAL HOURS

10am-9pm

FARM ACTIVITIES HOURS

Food, Merchandise and Service Vendors, Farmyard: 9:30am-5pm

Grounds and Nature Trail: Dawn to Dusk (FREE)

Kidwell Farmhouse Tour (FREE) 10am-4pm

Farmyard: 9am-9pm (FREE)

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel, 10:15am-4:15pm: $3 per child riding a horse. Adults holding children are free. Riders must be 12 or younger.

Goat Milking, Barn 2: 3:30pm (FREE)

Cow Milking, Barn 2: 11am and 4pm (FREE)

Blacksmithing and Farm Demos in the Farmyard: 9am-5pm

Food, Merchandise, and Service Vendors: 9:30am-5:00pm

Food vendors are located near the Country Store and in the carnival area. All other vendors are in the Farmyard.

   

ENTRANCE AND PARKING

Parking is $10 per car. Cash or Visa/MasterCard welcomed. Enter on Monroe Street. The West Ox Road entrance will be closed. Parking fees are a fundraiser for 4-H and Frying Pan Farm Park.

See map and follow signage.

View Park Location on Map

FREE Fair Admission. Carnival $. Enter on Monroe Street. The West Ox Road entrance will be closed. See map and follow signage.

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Enter the 4-H Fair

4-H FAIR AND EXHIBITS

See Fair Exhibits and ribbon winners in the 4-H Building. All exhibit pieces must be picked up by 3pm.

4-H animal competitions continue in the Indoor Arena.

The Parade of Champions is at 3pm during the Closing Ceremony at the Stage.

CARNIVAL HOURS

10am-6pm

FARM ACTIVITIES HOURS

Food, Merchandise, and Service Vendors, barnyard: 10am-5pm

Grounds and Nature Trail: Dawn to Dusk (FREE)

Kidwell Farmhouse Tour (FREE) 10am-4pm

Farmyard: 9am-5pm (FREE)

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel: 11:15am-4:15pm, $3 per child riding a horse. Adults holding children are free. Riders must be 12 or younger.

Goat Milking, Barn 2: 3:30pm (FREE)

Cow Milking, Barn 2: 4pm (FREE)

Blacksmithing and Farm Demos in the Farmyard: 9am-5pm

Food, Merchandise, and Service Vendors: 10am-5pm

Food vendors are located near the Country Store and in the carnival area. All other vendors are in the Farmyard.

   

4-H is a Community

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.

4-H DELIVERS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING THROUGH:

  • Clubs: 2 Community Clubs, 9 Project Clubs, 4 School Clubs and 2 Clubs on Post (Ft. Belvoir) meet year round throughout the county
  • Camps: Mini (see below), Week-long residential and special interest camps
  • Curriculum Enrichment: Embryology, Agriculture and You, Healthy Habits, etc.
  • Special Interest Workshops: Veterinary Science, Nutrition, etc.

Make things to enter into the Fair during one day Mini-camps!

4-H is a Community

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4-H TEACHES YOUTH LIFE SKILLS IN THESE AREAS:

  • Livestock
  • Citizenship
  • Creative Arts
  • Healthy Living
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • And so much more!

Learn more about the Fairfax County 4-H

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Frying Pan Farm Park Location

2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA, 20171

Map of Park

Admission to Kidwell Farm and Frying Pan Farm Park and parking are free except for select special events.