Take your sweet time at Frying Pan Park

A peacock struts in the Frying Pan Park barnyard.

Frying Pan Park is an exhibition farm in Fairfax County, VA. Although it is best known as the location of the annual 4-H Fair in mid-summer, there’s plenty to do year-round.

The old red barn greets visitors as they enter Frying Pan Park
The old red barn greets visitors as they enter Frying Pan Park

The antique carousel and live animals are both a short walk from the parking lot. We always enjoy peeping in the henhouse, and the peacock cage just beyond.

A chicken demonstrates an almost presidential level of thoughtfulness at Frying Pan Park, near Washington, DC
A chicken demonstrates an almost presidential level of thoughtfulness at Frying Pan Park, near Washington, DC
A peacock struts in the Frying Pan Park barnyard.
A peacock struts in the Frying Pan Park barnyard.
The toy tractors at Frying Pan Park are a big attraction for kids.
The toy tractors at Frying Pan Park are a big attraction for kids.

Further on, you’ll find large fields with extremely relaxed horses. On a recent trip, one let fly a leisurely fart about a foot from my son’s face, a moment that no one in our family will ever forget.

Frying Pan Park is a working, exhibition farm in Fairfax County, VA, near Washington, DC
Frying Pan Park is a working, exhibition farm in Fairfax County, VA, near Washington, DC
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