Fairfax County Fair 2017 in Frying Pan Park

County Fair
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The Fairfax County Fair is actually two events held together over one weekend: The Fairfax 4-H Fair and the Frying Pan Park Farm Show. The Fairfax County Fair includes 4-H exhibits, horse shows, livestock and rabbit judging, dog and pet shows, kiddie rides, old-fashioned games, carnival rides, goat milking, a pie-eating contest, demonstrations, 4-H Fashion Show, crafters, and live entertainment. The fair includes a variety of competitions that are open to the general public.

The Frying Pan Park Farm Show offers great fun for the whole family including hayrides, cow milking, blacksmith and farrier demos, animal washing and grooming, and sheep shearing.

Dates and Times

August 3-6, 2017
Saturday, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, Virginia. The park preserves Fairfax County's rural heritage with it's working demonstration farm, Kidwell Farm which recreates a 1920-1950 dairy farm. The property features out buildings including dairy, smokehouse, corn cribs, equipment sheds, chicken house, outhouse and various run-in sheds for livestock. The Antique Equipment Shed houses horse-drawn and mechanized equipment, including several early tractors which are maintained in working order.

Directions: From I-495, take VA-267 W. Take the VA-657 Exit. Follow the Road to VA-608 S in Hunter Mill.  The farm is at the intersection of  W. Ox Rd. 

Fair Admission:

Admission is free, parking is free on Thursday and Friday, $7 on Saturday and Sunday. Carnival rides require tickets which are $1 each or 24 for $20. Most rides are 3-5 tickets. Carousel Rides are $2 per person. Wagon Rides are $3 per person.

Concerts and Special Events

Thursday - Gonzo's Nose (Party Music): 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Friday - Big Truck Night in the Farm Yard: 6- 8:30 p.m. 

Saturday - Stage Entertainment: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 

Sunday - Stage Entertainment: 9 a.m-4 p.m. 

Fair Competitions

  • Horse/Pony Show and Exhibit
  • Livestock Show and Exhibit (4H Members Only)
  • Rabbit and Cavies Exhibit
  • Dog Show and Exhibit
  • Apiary Exhibit
  • Science and Technology Exhibit
  • Crafts and Woodworking Exhibit
  • Floriculture Exhibit
  • Arts Exhibit
  • Vegetables Exhibit
  • Food and Nutrition Exhibit
  • Sewing Exhibit
  • Interior Design Exhibit
  • Scrapbooks and Displays Exhibit
  • Black and White Photography Exhibit
  • Color Photography Exhibit
  • Writing Exhibit
  • Short Film Exhibit

About the Fairfax County 4H Program

4-H programs are designed to help youth "learn by doing". Programs focus on teaching new topics and life skills development. Trained 4-H volunteers facilitate the learning that occurs in nonformal settings. 4H Clubs and Camps provide experience with science, citizenship, healthy living and more. For more information, visit www.4-h.org.

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