Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park

Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park Explore this working farm based on the 1920s-1950s. Visit farm animals, crops and historical building
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For 50+ years, the Friends of Frying Pan have supported this unique piece of local history by purchasing the farm's animals and antique equipment, and hosting special events. To get an email each month that announces events, classes and activities, subscribe to "The Sizzle" at https://bit.ly/3wIyavW. Please note that the friends group is a volunteer organization and may not be able to respond to F

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New at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. Off leash dog fun in a safe enclosed environment inside the Indoor Arena. Ne...
10/06/2023

New at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. Off leash dog fun in a safe enclosed environment inside the Indoor Arena. New dates added October 7, 8, 21 and 22. Reserve your time slot at https://bit.ly/FryingPFP

Marybelle is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Mary...
10/06/2023

Marybelle is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Marybelle is a Guernsey dairy cow and won the Nascow race is 2020. Select Marybelle or your favorite cow and then you can sponsor that cow just like folks sponsor race cars. The 4th Annual Nascow race will be Friday evening Oct 20, 2023 at 6 pm. The cows race at cow speed, which is a quick amble, to see which gets the the yummy brewers grain treat at the finish line first. Pick your cow to sponsor at bit.ly/NASCOW2022

The Store, wagon rides and carousel rides will be closed at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon on Thursday Oct 4.
10/05/2023

The Store, wagon rides and carousel rides will be closed at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon on Thursday Oct 4.

Farm Harvest Days is coming in just two weeks Oct 13-15Just added: Plant fundraiser at the Friends Group tent see flyer ...
10/05/2023

Farm Harvest Days is coming in just two weeks Oct 13-15
Just added: Plant fundraiser at the Friends Group tent see flyer below for days and times
Big Truck Night Friday evening 5-7pm. free
Pony rides Sunday 11 am-2-pm- Registration open now https://bit.ly/ponyrd1
Hands on farm activities and demos Saturday and Sunday - free
Carnival rides Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Unlimited carnival ride wrist bands are available for Friday evening from 5-9 and Sunday from 11-6. Info and carnival tickets at bit.ly/FryingPFP

Registration now open. The next Pony Ride Experience will be held Oct 15, 2023 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon VA. Th...
10/03/2023

Registration now open. The next Pony Ride Experience will be held Oct 15, 2023 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon VA. This sells out fast so register now at https://bit.ly/ponyrd1

Coming in just two weeks Oct 13-15Big Truck Night Friday evening 5-7pm. freePony rides Sunday 11 am-2-pm- Registration o...
10/03/2023

Coming in just two weeks Oct 13-15
Big Truck Night Friday evening 5-7pm. free
Pony rides Sunday 11 am-2-pm- Registration open now https://bit.ly/ponyrd1
Hands on farm activities and demos Saturday and Sunday - free
Carnival rides Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Unlimited carnival ride wrist bands are available for Friday evening from 5-9 and Sunday from 11-6. Info and carnival tickets at bit.ly/FryingPFP

Polly is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Polly is...
10/01/2023

Polly is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Polly is a Black Angus beef cow. She is named after Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Her mom, Hokie, came from the herd at Virginia Tech. Select Polly or your favorite cow and then you can sponsor that cow just like folks sponsor race cars. The 4th Annual Nascow race will be Friday evening Oct 20, 2023 at 6 pm. The cows race at cow speed, which is a quick amble, to see which gets the the yummy brewers grain treat at the finish line first. Pick your cow to sponsor at bit.ly/NASCOW2022

Come visit this great free event at the Sully Community Center on Sept 30 from 11-2 and stop by the Frying Pan Farm Park...
09/30/2023

Come visit this great free event at the Sully Community Center on Sept 30 from 11-2 and stop by the Frying Pan Farm Park Activity Table. This first time event includes music, D.J, Kids Zone, games performances and more. Parking is free. Sully Community Center 13800 Wall Road, Herndon, VA

Welcome to Wild side Wednesday at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon Va. There are over 300 species of clover with a wide v...
09/28/2023

Welcome to Wild side Wednesday at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon Va. There are over 300 species of clover with a wide variety in flower colors. It is a Legume like peas and soybeans, which means it can take nitrogen out of the atmosphere and fix it to nodules on it's roots. When the roots decompose the nitrogen becomes part of soil increasing it's fertility. The leaves make a tasty nutrition addition to the hay. Look for clover in the pastures and cropfields around the park. https://bit.ly/fpfpdonate

Ann is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Ann, a Jer...
09/27/2023

Ann is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Ann, a Jersey dairy cow, is one of the newest to our herd. She came from a winery in Loudoun County that also makes cheese. Select Ann or your favorite cow and then you can sponsor that cow just like folks sponsor race cars. The 4th Annual Nascow race will be Friday evening Oct 20, 2023 at 6 pm. The cows race at cow speed, which is a quick amble, to see which gets the the yummy brewers grain treat at the finish line first. Pick your cow to sponsor at bit.ly/NASCOW2022

Wow. It's hard to believe summer is over but don't fret, there is lots of fall fun to be had at Frying Pan Farm Park in ...
09/26/2023

Wow. It's hard to believe summer is over but don't fret, there is lots of fall fun to be had at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Farm Harvest days will be October 13, 14 and 15 with carnival rides Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. Unlimited carnival ride wrist bands are available for Friday evening from 5-9 and Sunday from 11-6. NEW-Big Truck night will be held on Friday evening and pony rides will be offered on Sunday. Pony ride ticket sales will open in early Oct. Lots of great hands on activities on the Farm Saturday and Sunday. Info and tickets at bit.ly/FryingPFP

Bring your gently used adult and kids books for donation to Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. We are looking for fict...
09/24/2023

Bring your gently used adult and kids books for donation to Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. We are looking for fiction and non-fiction books on farming, farm animals, history, agriculture, equestrian, or farm life. The books will be re-sold in the country store as a fund raiser to support the farm and animals. Drop off books at the Friends Group Tent in the farmyard Friday Oct 13 from 5-7pm, Saturday Oct 14 from 10-4 or Sunday Oct 15 from 10-4.

The store and wagon and carousel rides will be closed today, Sept 24, due to the weather. The farm is open 9-5 and the g...
09/24/2023

The store and wagon and carousel rides will be closed today, Sept 24, due to the weather. The farm is open 9-5 and the grounds are open dawn to dusk.

The Store, wagon rides and carousel rides will be closed at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon on Saturday Sept 23 due to t...
09/23/2023

The Store, wagon rides and carousel rides will be closed at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon on Saturday Sept 23 due to the predicted stormy weather.

Florence is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. A her...
09/23/2023

Florence is one of seven cows competing in Nascow at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. A herford/shorthern cross, Florence was born the week of hurricane Florence. Select Florence or your favorite cow and then you can sponsor that cow just like folks sponsor race cars. The 4th Annual Nascow race will be Friday evening Oct 20, 2023. The cows race at cow speed, which is a quick amble, to see which gets the the yummy brewers grain treat at the finish line first. Pick your cow to sponsor at bit.ly/NASCOW2022

Holiday season is just around the corner and you can start your shopping and support the farm and animals at Frying Pan ...
09/22/2023

Holiday season is just around the corner and you can start your shopping and support the farm and animals at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. The 2023 Official White House Ornament is now available at the Country store for $28 plus tax and proceeds will help support the park. Usual store hours are Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Welcome to Wild Side Wednesday at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. This is a picture of Common Milkweed, one of over...
09/21/2023

Welcome to Wild Side Wednesday at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. This is a picture of Common Milkweed, one of over 200 varieties of Milkweed. It's best know as a food plant for the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. The white, milky sap has a bad taste that birds do not like. It's believed the caterpillars take on that taste and it deters birds from eating the caterpillars. The flowers are also very popular with all kinds of pollinators like bees, wasps and butterflies. This patch is growing out in the hay field and the farmer mowed around it to leave the plants in place for the wild critters to enjoy.

Save the date! The next Pony Ride Experience will be held Oct 15, 2023 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon VA. Preregistr...
09/18/2023

Save the date! The next Pony Ride Experience will be held Oct 15, 2023 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon VA. Preregistration will open later in Sept.

Little critters at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Lots of folks enjoy the farm animals at Frying Pan Farm Park but the...
09/17/2023

Little critters at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Lots of folks enjoy the farm animals at Frying Pan Farm Park but the park provides habitat to so many creatures. These little guys were all enjoying life in the vegetable garden next to the farm house. A large Garden Spider with her egg case was living on the leaves of the cucamelon plant, the black swallowtail butterfly was sipping nectar from a zinnia and the grasshopper was hanging out on the fence. See what critters you can spot at the park.

09/16/2023

Wondering when to put those garlic cloves in the ground? Here's our guide! Almanac.com/Fall-Garlic

Nascow is back at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Select your favorite cow and then you ca...
09/15/2023

Nascow is back at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Select your favorite cow and then you can sponsor her just like folks sponsor race cars. The 4th Annual Nascow race will be the evening of Oct 20, 2023. The cows race at cow speed, which is a quick amble, to see which gets the the yummy brewers grain treat at the finish line first. Iris was our winner last. Sponsor your 2023 winning cow at https://bit.ly/NASCOW2022

Welcome to Wild Side Wednesday at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Chicory is know by many names including corn flower a...
09/14/2023

Welcome to Wild Side Wednesday at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Chicory is know by many names including corn flower and coffee flower. The whole plant is edible and roots can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute. Some varieties are grown as a forage crop for live stock. You will see it growing in the fields and fence lines around the park.

09/12/2023
Nascow is back at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Select your favorite cow and then you ca...
09/11/2023

Nascow is back at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Yes, it is a race with cows. Select your favorite cow and then you can sponsor her just like folks sponsor race cars. The 4th Annual Nascow race will be the evening of Oct 20, 2023. The cows race at cow speed, which is a quick amble, to see which gets the the yummy brewers grain treat at the finish line first. See the video from last year's race below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfZSRAkJQSw and learn more at https://bit.ly/NASCOW2022

Nascow 2022 is now in the books, and it was a brisk “race” out at Frying Pan Farm Park this week. It was a close competition and it looked like Polly was th...

Try your hand at Cow Milking at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Monday through Friday at 4 pm sharp, Ann the Jersey Cow...
09/11/2023

Try your hand at Cow Milking at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Monday through Friday at 4 pm sharp, Ann the Jersey Cow comes into Kidwell Barn for her afternoon milking. With the guidance and support of a farm hand, you can give get hand on and try your skill at milking a cow for a few squirts.

Wow. It's hard to believe summer is over but don't fret, there is lots of fall fun to be had at Frying Pan Farm Park in ...
09/10/2023

Wow. It's hard to believe summer is over but don't fret, there is lots of fall fun to be had at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon. Farm Harvest days will be October 13, 14 and 15 with carnival rides Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. Unlimited carnival ride wrist bands are available for Friday evening from 5-9 and Sunday from 11-6. NEW-Big Truck night will be on Friday evening and pony rides will be offered on Sunday. Pony ride ticket sales open in early Oct. Lots of great hands on activities on the Farm Saturday and Sunday. Info and tickets at bit.ly/FryingPFP

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2709 W Ox Road
Herndon, VA
20171

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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(703) 437-9101

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So Much to See and Do!

Frying Pan Farm Park is one of the most popular parks in Northern Virginia! This working farm is in Herndon, Virginia, just four miles from Dulles International Airport.

Visit Frying Pan Farm Park and get up close and personal with live farm animals, including horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens. Learn what life was like on the farm almost 100 years ago; visit historic buildings and see antique equipment.

This 135-acre property is also home to a modern equestrian center, a preschool, and a mile-long nature trail. The farm is open 362 days per year and offers classes, programs and special events for all ages. Plus we have beautiful rental facilities for weddings, birthdays and meetings. We hope to see you soon!


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Join Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park this Saturday!
💥Are you looking for something to do this week? Are the kids getting restless?

💥Yesterday we had a fun mini trip to Richmond. We arrived in Richmond around 2 pm. and were home by 7:30 pm. Our short day trip may give you some ideas.

1️⃣The Jefferson Hotel Richmond to see the holiday decor - FREE
2️⃣Richmond SPCA --FREE
3️⃣Donuts at Sugar Shack Donuts -- FREE (Yes, all 8 of us did the Chicken Dance to get our free donuts. Check their Facebook daily for ways to get free donuts.)
4️⃣Dinner at Chuy's
5️⃣Illuminate Light Show and Santa's Village

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✅Here are some additional last minute ideas for fun this week--

💥Culpeper:

✔️New Year's Hike
📍 Gobbler Hill Farm
🗓️Fri., Dec. 30
⏰3:30-6 pm

✔️Light Show Hayride
📍Verdun Adventure Bound
🗓️Dec. 28, 29, 30
🎟️Tickets required--$5/pp

💥Fredericksburg:

✔️Gingerbread House Exhibit
📍Ferry Farm
🗓️Now - Dec. 30

✔️Miniature Dollhouse Exhibit
📍 Historic Kenmore
🗓️Now - Dec. 30

✔️Merry Trees Display
📍Fredericksburg Area Museum
🗓️Now - Dec. 29

✔️Window Wonderland - Visit Fredericksburg, Virginia
🗓️Now - Dec. 30

💥Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

✔️Holiday Walk of Lights
📍Neabsco Boardwalk
🗓️Last Night -- Dec. 30, 5:30-9 pm

✔️Unique Tree Display
📍Neabsco Boardwalk
🗓️Now - Dec. 30

💥DC

✔️Festival of Lights
📍Washington D.C. Latter-day Saint Temple
🗓️Now - Jan. 2
⏰4:30-9 pm

💥Fun Activities:

✔️Cavalier Family Skating Center
✔️FXBG Axes
✔️State Climb
✔️Paragon Gym for Kids Open Gym -- Friday, Dec. 30

✔️Illuminate Light Show and Santa's Village
📍Meadow Gate
🗓️Daily through Jan. 1
⏰5:30 - 10 pm

✔️Kings Dominion WinterFest
🗓️Now - Jan. 1

✔️Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town
🗓️Now - Jan. 11 (Select Dates)

✔️Visit Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park

🎉New Year's Eve Activities:

✔️Fun Land of Fredericksburg New Year's Eve Bash
🗓️Dec. 31
⏰7 pm - 1 am

✔️Grand Opening Fredericksburg Square
🗓️Dec. 31
⏰11 am - 7 pm
🐓$5 chicken sandwiches

🎉New Year's Day Activities:

✔️1st Day Hikes
📍Virginia State Parks

✔️1st Day Hike
📍Motts Run Reservoir
➡️Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events
⏰9 am - 12 noon

✅Detailed info. & links can be found here: https://bit.ly/3WziXv8
👏 Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park and Friends of Lake Accotink Park receive the 2022 Harold L. Strickland Partnership and Collaboration Award!
👏 We appreciate their long-term volunteer service and financial support to the parks that play a significant role in the success and popularity of two unique FCPA sites.
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We had so much fun at holiday on the farm! Sharing in case others are debating about going!
Giving back to the community is one of my mission this year! We are so delighted to donate $1,000 to Frying Pan Farm Park on behalf of the Mrs. DC-America Send Off Charity Gala. Thank you all so much for the endless support and generosity to have made my mission possible. I grew up working as a rice farmer so I’ve always loved being able to see healthy animals and open farm fields in the city - It truly brightens my day. Stay tuned for our fall events taking place at Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park https://youtu.be/qhl0VKFgXWQ
🥇 In all her glory! Iris won the 2022 NASCOW sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park this past Friday, Nov. 4. Iris is an Angus/Hereford cross born on Easter in 2021. Proceeds from the event will help feed the animals, build new fences, and improve the game bird enclosure at the farm. https://bit.ly/3sXq4zR
Check out my favorite farm Frying Pan Farm Park We are so delighted to donate $1000 to Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park on the behalf of Mrs.DC America Charity send off Gala. Thank you so much for all of your support and generosity to make my mission possible. Growing up a rice farmer I always loved seeing healthy animals and seeing the open field of the farm in the city just brightened my day. Stay tune for our Falls event at the farm on Farm
🐄 We like to 'moo it,' 'moo it'! Frying Pan Farm Park hosted the 2022 NASCOW Race today, Friday, November 4. This unusual event, sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park had six of the park’s cows 'moooving' against each other in a not-so-speedy race to the finish line. Watch the video from the race today! https://bit.ly/3sXq4zR
Our 6th Annual Autumn 🍂 Pumpkin 🎃 party 🔑🏠 Twenty-Three Homes with Glenn and Gift Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park Parichat Thitima Kitty Annie Diane Precious Lisa
Twenty-Three Homes with Glenn and Gift 6th annual pumpkin party fall festival has started please come join us at Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park pavilion
Here at The Halloween House, we are huge farm animals fans! You can probably tell by all of the skeleton and concrete animals that are constantly on display throughout the year in our yard. So today, we’re asking you to please consider donating to Frying Pan Farm Park’s NASCOW charity event next week. You can find all of the details below. Having this farm in our town is truly a blessing. It’s a great place to visit and the funds needed to run the farm are great.

NASCOW IS BACK! NASCOW started in 2020 during the pandemic but was so popular folks asked to make it an annual event. Please help Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park again this year to raise essential funds by sponsoring a cow in their third annual, NASCOW Fundrace.

NASCOW is a real race with actual COWS! It takes place Friday November 4, 9 am at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon VA. While spaces last, donors at the $50 and up levels can choose to come see the race live. One lucky $500 and up donor will serve as the official race starter. The race will be video taped for all who can't see it live.

🐮https://friendsoffryingpan.org/nascow/

Please be a NASCOW sponsor today! Every dollar makes a difference.
Hadn't heard of this before today. Is it something that was done by the folks who used to live on the farm?

Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park
💜 I am proud to share that we are able to donate to the 5 charities below.
$1000 for Frying Pan Farm Park Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park
$1000 for Victoria's Voice Foundation
$2,500 for Women Giving Back
$2,500 for We Will Survive Cancer
$2,800 for Cancer Fighters Art, Inc (This is not included in the artwork sale)
I had a wonderful time and I hope you did too! My goal to have an elegant, glamorous, and fun night supporting noble causes was accomplished. This event was successful with all your support and made my mission possible. THANK YOU! https://youtu.be/xpSDkaqNBZA Gift Thongpia Hughes Mrs. DC America 2022
https://cirdna.org/EL2022Workshop | Enlightened Living 2022 | Achieving Excellence Workshop with Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha Starts on Sep 24, 2022, at Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park, Apply Now.
💗 We are so delighted to donate $1000 to Gift Thongpia Hughes Mrs. DC America 2022 Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park 🙏