Frying Pan Farm Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

Yvonne Johnson,
Manager

Frying Pan Farm Park 4-H Fair and Carnival

 

Announcement

The 72nd Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival on July 30-August 2, 2020 is canceled.

We hope to see you in 2021.

Frying Pan 4-H Fair and Carnival Banner

The 72nd Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival will take place at Frying Pan Farm Park July 30 - August 2, 2020. Plan now to come to Herndon, VA for four days of fresh air, farm fun and good times for you, your friends, family and neighbors. You'll see livestock and 4-H exhibits, enjoy delicious fair food, and you can 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.

Sponsorship opportunities for 2020 are available through the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Sponsorship

The 2020 Fairfax County 4-H Fair Sponsor Prospectus

 

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

Vendors

Applications for vendors to be part of the 2020 fair and carnival will be available here soon. 

Stage Acts & Education Booths

Information and applications for stage acts and education booths at the 2020 fair and carnival will be available here soon. 

Enter Fair Competitions

The Informational Catalog for Entering the 2020 Fair will be available here soon.

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.

Carnival Tickets & Prices

2020 carnival ticket prices will be posted this summer. 

2019 Day 1 Schedule (Major changes are not expected in 2020).

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

Registration Form - Pre-registration highly recommended

Take your entries to the 4-H Building (near the Country Store) from 3-6pm on August 1 or 2.

CARNIVAL HOURS

10am-3pm and 5-9pm

10am-3pm - Unlimited ride pass available at carnival gate for $25 (purchase 10am-2pm)

Check out the rides at the carnival, any height restrictions, and the number of tickets required

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

Incendio

Incendio brings their popular Latin groove to the 4-H Fair and Carnival this year as a free concert for all visitors. The music lasts 7:30-8:30pm and the carnival is open until 9pm. Invite your whole neighborhood and dance to the music together! Chairs, blankets, and picnics welcomed. Carnival food will be available at the carnival. Parking is free.

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

Hunter Hill Melodies

2019 Day 2 Schedule (Major changes are not expected in 2020).

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

Registration Form - Pre-registration highly recommended

CARNIVAL HOURS

10am-3pm and 5-9pm

10am-3pm - Unlimited ride pass available at carnival gate for $25 (purchase 10am-2pm)

Check out the rides at the carnival, any height restrictions, and the number of tickets required

FARM ACTIVITIES AND HOURS

Food Vendors, near Country Store: 5-8pm

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

2019 Day 3 Schedule (Major changes are not expected in 2020).

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.

View Park Location on Map

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

 

Entertainment Guide to the 4-H Fair

CARNIVAL HOURS

10am-9pm

Check out the rides at the carnival, any height restrictions, and the number of tickets required

FARM ACTIVITIES HOURS

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.

2019 Day 4 Schedule (Major changes are not expected in 2020).

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

Entertainment Guide to 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

Check out the rides at the carnival, any height restrictions, and the number of tickets required

FARM ACTIVITIES HOURS

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.

Learn About Fairfax County 4-H

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: Week-long residential and special interest camps
  • Curriculum Enrichment: Embryology, Agriculture and You, Healthy Habits, etc.
  • Special Interest Workshops: Veterinary Science, Nutrition, etc.

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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