Friday, March 22, 2013
Each week a free activity or guest speaker will be on hand.
The indoor farmers market, Farmers Table, at Frying Pan Farm Park continues through April. The market is open each Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and offers locally grown foods including fresh produce, baked goods, rubs, spices, eggs, honey, meats and more local products. Additionally, each week includes a free activity or guest speaker. Here's what's being featured at the remaining Farmers Table events. • March 28 - SPIRIT Open Equestrian will be providing free pony rides. The organization works to provide learning, improvement of life skills, and healing of the body, mind and spirit through horse riding. • April 4 - Stallard Road Farm's enrichment program will be visiting and free wagon rides will be available. • April 11 - …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Indoor farmers market provides seasonal produce, activities and more.
Farmers Table is coming back to Frying Pan Farm Park for a second year starting in February. The weekly event brings local farmers and vendors to the FPFP Visitors Center with seasonal produce, baked goods, meats, eggs and more. Farmers Table will be open from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Feb. 21 through April 25. In addition to fresh produce and other goods, Farmers Table will have activities for families and children. Activities may include cupcake making, warming fires, crafts, meeting the animals, and pony and wagon rides. Local vendors and artists can apply to participate at Farmers Table until Jan. 27. For more information, call 703-437-9101. The FPFP Visitors Center is located at 2709 West Ox Rd. in Herndon. Find …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Frying Pan Farm Park hosts Bluegrass series.
Herndon's Frying Pan Farm Park is welcoming Flint Hollow Band to the new Bluegrass Barn Concert Series on Sunday, Dec. 16. The concert takes place at the visitor center auditorium at 7 p.m. The barn was formerly a dairy barn and church sanctuary. Flint Hollow performs both classic bluegrass songs as well as original music. Listeners will hear the sounds of days gone by. They'll also hear a mix of traditional bluegrass and contemporary sounds. Tickets for the concert are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. They can be purchased online with a Parktakes membership number by clicking here. They can also be purchased by calling 703-222-4664. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The $17 million expanded shelter is set to open in December.
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter has a new chief, and will soon have a new home. Tawny Hammond, a longtime county employee and former manager of Herndon's Frying Pan Farm Park, officially started as the new director of the shelter last month, and the facility at 4500 West Ox Road will be expanding next door in December. "This is a dream come true. I'm honored to be doing this," Hammond told Patch from her office. "How we treat animals is an indication of how we are as a society… We live and work for a day that no adoptable, healthy and rehabilitatable animal is ever euthanized." Retiring director Dr. Karen Diviney is enthusiastic about Hammond. "I'm delighted. There was relief of knowing it's Tawny," Diviney said. "There will be …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Event includes warming bonfires, wagon rides, strolling carolers, storytelling and more.
Frying Pan Farm Park's annual Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration will take over the park on Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park will be filled with strolling carolers, holiday music, warming bonfires, storytelling, children's activities and more. Other activities include a craft table, taking a tour of the farm house, and blacksmith demonstrations. Attendees can also purchase s'mores kits to make their own toasted treats at the bonfires. The event is also a chance to children to do some holiday shopping. Park staff members can assist little ones in shopping for presents for family and friends in the Country Store. Gifts are available in a range of prices and include locally made honey, gifts for garden enthusiasts and more. Gift …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Frying Pan Farm Park Bluegrass series runs through April 2013.
Bluegrass lovers can gather at Frying Pan Farm Park on West Ox Road for a series of Bluegrass Barn performances. The performances will be on the first and third Sunday of the month through April 2013, and began earlier this month. Shows are $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door and feature legendary artists. For more information on tickets, click here. Doors open at 6 p.m. and shows begin at 7 p.m. The series is held indoors at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitors Center, and is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park and the Fairfax County Park Authority. The lineup includes: • Appalachian Flyer on November 18. • Patuxent Partners on December 2. • Flint Hollow on December 16. • Town Mountain on January 6, 2013. • The Lisa Kay …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Want to milk a goat or shuck some corn? Farm park to host four days of fall-themed events.
Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon will host Farm Harvest Days this fall. The Farm Harvest Days will include four days of events in October. The first event, Boo-stravaganza, is set for Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. Children 3-8 years old can visit the indoor arena barn in their favorite costume, play games, enjoy a wagon ride and enjoy treats and a small pumpkin. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes for $8 per child. October will also feature Fall Carnival Fun with games and rides on Oct. 18-19 from 6-10 p.m., as well as Oct. 20 from Noon-10 p.m. and Oct. 21 from Noon-7 p.m. The carnival will include fair food and beverages, free parking and admission. Tickets are $1 each or 24 for $20. Discount …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Goats, calf and chicken were slashed at barn; horses at nearby stables.
Fairfax County Police have charged a 17-year-old Herndon-area boy in connection with the animal slashings that took place at Frying Pan Park on May 26 and April 26. Based on a tip investigators received on Friday, officers arrested the teen on Saturday around 4 p.m. at the Reston Police District station, police said. WJLA TV reports that a 22-inch machete was recovered when police made the arrest. The youth has been charged with four felony counts of maiming animals, three misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and two counts of unlawful entry. In the May 26 attack, two goats, a calf and a chicken were injured at Kidwell Barn in Frying Pan Park. The horses were injured April 26 in a barn adjacent to the park. The Friends of Fairfax …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
WJLA TV visits follows up with the horses and staffers at Frying Pan Park, one month after several horses were stabbed.
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Saturday, May 26, 2012