This August, the Fairfax County 4-H is again collaborating with Fairfax County Park Authority to host the 64th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Farm Show. It will be held at Frying Pan Park, Aug. 4-5, in Herndon; Saturday, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnival rides open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday. The fair includes horse shows, dog and pet shows, 4-H exhibit booths, livestock and rabbit judging, old-fashioned games, carnival games, demonstrations, a pie-eating contest, goat milking, crafters and a 4-H Fashion Show. Guests can also enjoy fair food and watch the live entertainment. The Frying Pan Park Farm show also collaborates with the 4-H fair to offer hayrides, cow milking, sheep shearing, animal washing and grooming, and blacksmith and farrier demos. This event is family friendly and will be a fun-filled weekend great for any age. Admission into the fair is free; however, parking will cost $7. On Friday, Aug. 3, parking will be free.
The fair has always been a huge event. If you cannot stand the crowds, don’t worry because you can attend during the week for a lesser crowd. On Aug. 2 and 3, come enjoy shows for the kids from 10 until 11 a.m. Both of these days also include fair rides and other amusements. Tickets for these two days cost $15 per person in advance and $25 if purchased the day of. This is a great alternative for families with young children, day camps or other playgroups.
In addition, on Friday, Aug. 3, carnival rides and games will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fair will also be showing "Cars II" on a large outdoor movie screen that evening. All families are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the film on the big screen. Join in on the fun Aug. 2 until Aug. 5. This is an event you do not want to miss!