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Frying Pan Farm Park

Frying Pan Farm Park

Farm Entrance/Mailing Address: 2709 West Ox Road • Herndon, Virginia 20171
Visitor Center Address:
 2739 West Ox Road • Herndon, Virginia 20171 • 703-437-9101

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Frying Pan Farm Park is part of the Floris Community in western Fairfax County, known as Frying Pan from 1726 to 1892 when the name was changed to Floris. Today, the park preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.

We invite you to explore our "virtual" park here on the web. It's a great way to discover the wide variety of programs we offer. But be sure to visit the "real thing" out here on the farm.

Admission is free to Frying Pan Farm Park and Kidwell Farm.

Site Map
Kidwell Farm Map


  • Frying Pan Farm Park: open daily dawn to dusk
  • Kidwell Farm: open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wagon Rides: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and Noon - 4 p.m. , Sunday, March through November (call to confirm)
  • Carousel Rides: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and Noon - 4 p.m. , Sunday, March through November (call to confirm)
  • Country Store: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. , Friday & Saturday; 11 - 4:30 p.m. , Sunday, January through Mid-March
    • 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and 11 - 4:30 p.m. , Sunday, March through December
  • Visitor Center: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. , Monday - Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. , Sunday
  • Indoor Arena: hours vary (please call: 703-437-9101)
Frying Pan Farm Park and Kidwell Farm

Please Note: Frying Pan Farm Park offers beginning horseback riding lessons. Please call 703-437-9101 for information. Frying Pan Farm Park does not lease horses or offer trail rides. Programs and prices are subject to change.


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Find Camps and Classes

Bluegrass Barn

Sunday Evening Bluegrass Concert Series

October 2017 - April 2018

Doors Open at 6 p.m.
Show time at 7 p.m.



Children’s Holiday Shopping

Children's Holiday Shopping
Saturday, December 2
Intervals every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Ages 3 to 14

Join us, as we assist your young holiday shopper with selections for their gift giving needs. The country store has a wide selection of unusual gifts priced for a child-sized budget.


Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm
Sundays, December 3 and 10
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 3 p.m.
$8 per person, Ages 2 to Adult

Celebrate the holiday season with Santa and company as you partake in a variety of Christmas-themed activities including cookie decorating, games, a craft, and writing letters to Santa. Meet at the Visitor Center.


The Snow Show by Bob Brown Puppets

The Snow Show by Bob Brown Puppets
Thursday, December 21
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
$5 per person, Ages 2 to Adult

Join master puppeteer Bob Brown at the Frying Pan Farm Park visitor center for a fun-filled romp through a dazzling winter wonderland. Charming marionettes perform incredible feats of skill that will leave you with laughing.


Team Building
Download Flyer

Corporate Team Building

Full- Half-Day and A La Carte Options

For more information, contact FCPAFryingPanVisitorCenter@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-437-9101

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