Save the Date: Fairfax 4H Fair Returns July 30-Aug. 2

Riding competition at 4H Fair/Courtesy Fairfax CountyGet a taste of Fairfax County’s former agricultural spirit when the 67th Annual Fairfax County 4H Fair and Carnival opens at Herndon’s Frying Pan Park July 30.

The fair celebrates traditional farm skills and tradition with events like a cow milking contest, a tractor pull, and competitions on everything from rabbit raising to vegetable growing.

Here is what you need to know:

Admission is free. Carnival rides require tickets.

Thursday, July 30

Carnival and fair open at 10 a.m. Gonzo’s Nose plays a concert at 7:30 p.m. Free parking.

Friday, July 31

Carnival and fair open at 10 a.m. Highlight: Big Truck Night at 6:30 p.m. Free parking.

Saturday, Aug. 1

4H Exhibits open at 9 a.m. Carnival begins at 11 a.m. Highlights: Robotics Showcase; Dog Shows; Tractor Pull at 4 p.m. Parking is $7.

Sunday, Aug. 2

4H Exhibits open at 9 a.m. Carnival begins at 11 a.m. Highlights: Sheep, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, and Dairy Goat Shows; Stage Entertainment; Robotics Showcase; Dog Demonstrations. Parking is $7.

To see full lineup of activities or to enter a competition, visit the Fairfax County website.

Photo: Riding competition at 4H Fair/Courtesy Fairfax County

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