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“If Old Walt Disney Had a Farm, This Would be It!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frying Pan Park

Frying Pan Park
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171
703-437-9101
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Herndon
Type: Farms, Outdoors
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Owner description: Working farm, live animals, playground, country store, tractor rides, farmer's market
Wiehle, VA
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“If Old Walt Disney Had a Farm, This Would be It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The arena is great for the occasional rodeo event and concert. The real big event is the annual 4-H Fair in August, where there are special exhibits, food, and rides for the kiddies. There is a small museum here that "showcases" what "life" in Herndon and surroundings once was like. But, this really is no longer a "working farm". It is, at best, a "preserved farm" and should be regarded as such. Definitely worth taking the kids here to show them where the supermarket gets the food you buy.

This place also has a good picnic ground with a shelter that can be reserved.

One of FCPA's better efforts...

Visited August 2013
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“a good farmers' market”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Enjoyed the farmers' market, appeared to have lots of things for families. They also have seasonal activities for kids, including photos with Santa.

Visited October 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Great family day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This park features goats, sheep, pigs, cows, horses, chickens and more, all really asseccible to children of all ages. Plus weekly farmers market, farm fresh eggs (if you get there early enough), bluegrass concerts, carnivals and more. All in an easily reachable county park.

Visited November 2013
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“A farmland escape in suburbia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Love the Frying Pan Park. A great place to visit to see animals, go to a farmers' market, or capture some history.

Visited July 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Wonderful afternoon out with the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This delightful farm lets us all slow down a little bit. Walking along the paths to visit the farm animals, ducking inside the arena to watch talented riders and their beautiful steeds, participating in a 4-H fair -- it's all in a day's enjoyment at Frying Pan Park. Perfect place to let toddlers and young children run around, take a hayride, adore the animals, and generally be out with nature -- all hidden in the dense suburbs of Fairfax County!

Visited September 2013
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