The event is from 10 AM to 3 PM. Activities include:
- Sheep shearing
- Milk a cow or goat
- Make a craft
- Play farm games
- Visit baby farm animals
- Watch antique farm
- Equipment demos
- Carousel, Wagon & Pony
- Rides (separate fees)
- Fair Food
Preregistration is $7 a person, $8 day of event. Children under 2 are free.
See the brochure or register.
Skip the local grocery store and buy local! The farmers market opens Thursday with hours from 3:30 PM to 7 PM, so you can stop by the market on your way home from work. The market will be open Thursday through October 31.
Frying Pan Park on West Ox Road has events for kids, including Little and Junior Farmer and Equestrian Events. You can register here.
Once again local bluegrass fans won’t have to travel far or pay much to hear top notch bluegrass:
Bluegrass Barn Concert: Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice: From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia comes one of bluegrass music’s most honest voices in the genre’s history. The band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, is enjoying great success with its latest Rebel Records CD, “The Heart of a Song.” Hear the band perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park’s visitor center. Doors open at 6 p.m. $12/person. Purchase your ticket online or by phone at 703-222-4664. All sales are final. For information call 703-437-9101.
From the Fairfax County Weekender:
Bluegrass Barn Concert: Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa: For the past four years, Taylor has performed with his band Appaloosa. Its most recent success is “It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Day.” Catch the band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park’s visitor center. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Purchase your ticket online or by phone at 703-222-4664. All sales are final. For information call 703-437-9101.
From the Fairfax County Weekender:
New Arrivals: Spring is the time to meet some of the newest arrivals at Frying Pan Farm Park. Meg, a Dorset ewe, gave birth to twin rams; the earliest lambs to be born. Meet these little guys and other farm babies on this working farm. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park. No admission charge. For more information call 703-437-9101.
Frying Pan Park has a calendar of expected animal birthing events. Stella the pig should have already produced her litter and plenty more baby sheep, calves, goats and pigs are on the way.
Farmers Table is like an indoor farmer’s market, and it has begun at Frying Pan Park on Thursdays at its Visitors Center. From the Connections Newspapers:
Wander over to Frying Pan Farm Park on Thursdays between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and satisfy your cravings for food that hasn’t been flash-frozen or packed with preservatives so that it could make the gazillion mile trip from who-knows-where to your grocery store.
The indoor Farmer’s Table market takes place in the confines of the park’s Visitor Center—that means four walls that block the winds, a place where the littlest ones can scoot around a bit and still be in plain sight. It also means the added bonus of a venue where there are other activities, both indoor and out, to enhance the experience.
Let’s hope any snow we get the next few days melts in time for Sunday, March 16. Having an easter egg hunt in the snow would just not work. Frying Pan Park is having its Easter egg hunt on March 16, but if you and your young ones want to attend, you should put in your reservations now. Hunts will occur every hour from 10 AM through 3 PM. You can register here. The fee is $7.00 if you live in Fairfax County.
Bluegrass Barn Concert Series: Nu-Blu: Nu-Blu delivers a mix of their original songs with traditional material, as well as incorporates songs from other genres. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park’s visitor center. $15/person at the door, $12 in advance. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 703-437-9101 or go to Frying Pan Farm Park to purchase tickets in advance.