Weekend Pick: Fairfax County 4-H Fair at Frying Pan Park

Fairfax County 4H Fiar/Credit: Fairfax CountyWestern Fairfax County returns to it agricultural heritage this weekend when the 66th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival comes to Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd. in Herndon.

The fair runs Thursday through Sunday and will feature 18 competitions ranging from woodworking to vegetables to sewing to baking to livestock, among others.

There will also be carnival rides, carousel rides and wagon rides. Unlimited ride tickets can be purchased for $25 or individually for $1 each (most rides are three or four tickets).

Visit the Frying Pan Park website for a ride ticket discount coupon.

Schedule Highlights

Thursday

  • Carnival rides 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cow milking demonstration in the Kidwell Barn:  4 p.m; Free
  • Free Concert: Afro Bop Alliance (Afro-Cuban/Jazz)  7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Free parking

 Friday

  • Carnival Rides: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cow milking demonstration in the Kidwell Barn 4 p.m.; Free
  • Big Truck Night in the Farm Yard: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Free
  • 4-H Competition in the 4-H Building: Entry drop off and walk in registration 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Stationary departments judged:  7 p.m. (Closed to the public)
  • Free parking

 Saturday

  • 4-H Exhibits, Animal Shows and Entertainment: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Carnival Rides: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Carousel and wagon Rides: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tractor Pull: 4 p.m.
  • $7 parking (cash or check; Debit and Credit cards not accepted)

 Sunday

  • 4-H Exhibits, Animal Shows and Entertainment: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Carnival Rides: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Carousel and wagon Rides: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $7 parking (cash or check;  Debit and Credit cards not accepted)

Photo of Fairfax County 4-H Fair courtesy of Fairfax County

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