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Thursday Morning Notes

A flash flood watch is in effect — The watch will remain in effect through tonight. Multiple rounds of rainfall will be possible throughout the day. Saturated soil from previous rains may result in flash flooding. [National Weather Service]

Fair and carnival kicks off today — The 70th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival kicks off today at Frying Pan Farm Park today through August 5. The event features four days of fresh air, farm fun and good times for friends, family and neighbors. Activities include fair food, 4-H exhibits, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. [Fairfax County Government]

If you’d rather not pay taxes — From Friday through Sunday, a sales tax holiday means you won’t have to pay taxes on things like school supplies, emergency supplies and energy star items. [Fairfax County Government]

Register for Reston Community Center programs — Registration is now open for Reston residents and employees to take part in RCC programs, classes and trips. [Reston Community Center]

The official version of events — A press release discusses the recent approval of the 4.1 million square foot Reston Crescent development, which will include Reston’s first Wegmans. [Fairfax County Government]

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Next Week: 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park

The 70th annual 4-H fair and carnival returns to Frying Pan Farm Park next week from Aug. 2-5. The event offers livestock viewings, 4-H exhibits, food, carnival rides, game and live entertainment.

Tickets for carnival rides at $1 each or $24 for $20. Most rides require three to five tickets. Unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased for $16 until today (July 25) and between July 26 and August 1 for $18. All carnival games take cash only.

More information about activities planned for each day is available on the county’s website.

Frying Pan Farm Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road.

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Photos: Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival Now Underway at Frying Pan Farm Park

The 69th annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival is now underway at Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Road, Herndon).

The fun-filled festival, which kicked off Thursday morning, features dozens of fun rides for kids as well as carnival games, fair food and much more. The fair is presented by Fairfax County 4-H.

The fair goes from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is free today and Friday, and it will be $8 per car Saturday and Sunday.

The fun throughout the weekend will include not just the carnival rides and games, but also a “Big Truck” event at 5 p.m. Friday, the tractor pull at 4 p.m. Saturday, and much more.

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69th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival Starts Thursday

Attention lovers of fried delicacies, farm animal exhibits, midway games and more: It’s time again for the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival.

The 69th annual fair will kick off at 10 a.m. Thursday and run through Sunday evening at Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Road, Herndon). The fun includes the carnival rides and games, a “Big Truck” event at 5 p.m. Friday, the tractor pull at 4 p.m. Saturday, and much more.

Admission to the fair is free. Parking is free Thursday and Friday, and it will be $8 per car Saturday and Sunday.

Advance ride passes are available for $18 through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Passes at the gate will be $25.

The fair is presented by Fairfax County 4-H, which will be presenting entries in 564 categories within 18 departments.

Video courtesy Fairfax County

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