Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Get Ready for Summer Fun at the 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park

4-H Fair & CarnivalEnjoy a day packed with fun and farm animals at the annual 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park from Aug. 1-4.

Check out livestock displays and 4-H exhibits, treat yourself to classic fair food, enjoy live entertainment, tractor demos, carnival rides and get up close and personal with adorable farm animals. For a special Friday night out, join us at Big Truck Night on Aug. 2.

Carnival Hours

  • Thursday, Aug.1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Big Truck Night from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3, the Carnival is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Do you want the best deals on tickets for carnival rides? Purchase Unlimited Ride Wristbands for Thursday and Friday only. If purchased in advance online, wristbands are only $20 per person. Onsite wristbands are available for purchase at $25 per person between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can purchase regular ride tickets on site after 3 p.m. Wristbands are for one day only.

On Saturday and Sunday, purchase regular carnival ride tickets onsite from 10 a.m. to10 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Regular ride ticket prices are:

  • $1.25 each
  • 24 for $25
  • 72 for $60

Admission to the event is free; however, there is a $10 parking fee per car that applies on Friday (after 3 p.m.) and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Cash and credit are accepted. For a full schedule of activities and more information on buying ride specials, visit the 4-H Fair and Carnival webpage.

Frying Pan Farm Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road in Herndon. For more information, visit the Frying Pan Farm Park website or call 703-437-9101. 

Fairfax County’s Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival is provided each year through a partnership between the Fairfax County Park Authority, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, the Fairfax County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Fairfax County Park Foundation, and the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park.

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