73rd Fairfax County 4-H Fair & Carnival

August 3-6, 2023

Bring the whole crew out to the Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park. Come out to Herndon, VA for four days of fresh air, farm fun, and good times for you, your family, friends, and neighbors. Watch livestock and see 4-H exhibits, enjoy delicious fair food, enter your own creations in the fair, and try your hand at milking a cow or goat. Don’t miss the carnival rides, games, and live entertainment. 

4-H Fair Exhibits

Interested in entering items into the fair? The Fairfax County 4-H Fair is a wonderful avenue for 4-H youth to showcase their talents and exhibit their project work. Fairs contribute to life skill development by teaching young people sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership, time management, teamwork, responsibility, knowledge development, positive personal interrelationships, respect for self and others, and communication skills. And of course, 4-H members also have fun while they learn, achieve goals, and spend time with friends. 

Public entries are also welcomed!  

Look for 'Open' Entry Departments in the Catalog.

Entries are now closed for 2023. Check back in 2024 for more information. 

2023 Fair Catalog- Final

Register Your Exhibits:   June 1-July 15

No on-site registrations!  All exhibits must be pre-registered by July 15.

Entries are now closed for 2023. Check back in 2024 for more information. 

All Entries must be submitted through Fair Entry. http://fairfaxcounty4hfair.fairentry.com 

When creating this account, select “Not in 4-H Online and need to create a FairEntry exhibitor account?” 

If you are a returning exhibitor please log in with the account you had previously created. 

Stage Acts & Community Tables are now closed for 2023. Check back in 2024 for more information. 

Perform at the Fair!   

We are looking for local family friendly performances- martial arts demos, vocals, instrumentals, dance groups, etc. 

Does your organization have amazing educational hands on activities you would love to share with our Fairfax County families?

  Consider hosting a table at the 4-H Fair & Carnival!

Sponsorship & Carnival Information

To learn more, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park/4-h-fair