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Pennsylvania Farm Show 2019

Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. Join us Jan. 9-16, 2019, to celebrate agriculture at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Facts & Figures

  • This 100th Farm Show will feature a Veterans and Active Duty Military Day on Thursday, January 14. There are a series of events happening in the Susquehanna Room of the Keystone Conference Center and around the Show (see the Show schedule). The AgExplorer Career Stage in the East Hall and the adjacent Ag and Food Careers booth will feature presentations and information by veteran services providers.
  • The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America. The Farm Show Complex houses 24 acres under roof, spread throughout 11 buildings including three arenas.
  • Free Wireless Internet In 2009 the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center began offering free wireless internet service which covers the entire complex making it the largest wifi network in the East.
  • The tentative hours of operation for the annual PA Farm Show are 8am-9pm daily, with the exception of the last day ending at 5pm.
  • The PA Farm Show charges no admission fee. Therefore, it is a great event to take the entire family to for the whole day, to enjoy an educational show free of charge.
  • The PA Farm Show has something for everyone, farmers and non-farmers. It provides an atmosphere for everyone to walk through, observe and educate themselves about different areas of Agriculture - the Commonwealth's largest industry, and what the industry provides to them.
  • The PA Farm Show provides a showplace for farmers to see the most up-to-date farm equipment, farming practices and farming needs while providing the non-farmers with an educational showcase to learn about agriculture and how the products they consume are harvested/processed.
  • Traditionally families have come from all over the Northeast, from across the whole country and even from around the world to visit the PA Farm Show as a family vacation.
  • The PA Farm Show includes approximately 300 Commercial Exhibitors and includes over 13,000 Competitive Exhibits. Everything from draft horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits and poultry, to eggs, fruit, Christmas trees, apiary products, maple products, nuts, horticultural products, mushrooms, wine, vegetables and many other Pennsylvania products can be seen here.
  • Rental of a booth space at the PA Farm Show can range from $1.90/sq. ft to $5.40/sq.ft. depending on location and what kind of display you have in your booth. The minimum size of a booth is 10' x 10'.
  • The PA Farm Show opens every year with a visit from the Governor and two performances of the Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo.
  • Several of the arena events each year at the PA Farm Show are: the opening ceremonies, Champion Horse and Pony Pulling Contests, Draft Horse Competition, the Annual Sheep-to-Shawl Contest (the shawls are then auctioned off), Square Dance Contest & Exhibition, Arena Carriage Racing, Tractor Square Dance, PA Equine Showcase, Equine Demo, Cow Milking Contest, Thermador Chefs Challenge, Livestock judging--Horses, Cattle, Swine, Sheep, and Goat Judging. All FREE Admission!
  • The PA Farm Show includes a Family Living Center, which is located on the East Side of the Main Hall. It consists of two acres of family living, horticultural, environmental and 4-H exhibits. Some of the main features were chair caning, wheat weaving, lace making, blacksmithing, spinning & weaving, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Cooking Demonstrations, FFA Demonstrations and Family Living Demonstrations. Also included in the area is a children's activity center called "Farm Show Farmer" which creates a fun atmosphere for education. There are also several contests in the Family Living Center, including the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest, PA Preferred Cake and Cookie Contests, Sticky Bun Contest, Thumbprint & Snickerdoodle Cookie Contest, Old Fashioned Fudge Contest and the Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest, all of which are televised.
  • Farm Show Learning Stations - Approximately 20 learning stations are located throughout the PA Farm Show for visitors to explore different aspects of Pennsylvania's number one industry - agriculture! Sponsored by Turkey Hill, visit all the stations and earn a chance to win prizes.
  • Two of the most popular attractions at the PA Farm Show are the PA Preferred Culinary Connection and the PA Marketplace. 2007 was the first year for the PA Preferred Best Chef of Pennsylvania Finals held annually in the Sale Arena. The PA Preferred Culinary Connection features the Kitchen Stage where celebrity chefs from the Food Network, Pennsylvania restaurants, cookbook authors and culinary schools perform cooking demonstrations and competitions. These demonstrations and competitions focus on the use of Pennsylvania produced ingredients to make world class cuisine. At the conclusion of each demonstration free samples and recipes are available to those in attendance. Another popular section of the PA Preferred Culinary Connection is the Food Pantry where display cases are filled with Pennsylvania produced products. These displays showcase the diversity of Pennsylvania's food and agriculture businesses and highlight many PA Preferred member companies.
  • The PA Marketplace is a "must see" for sampling and purchasing a wide variety of PA products with over fifty businesses and commodity groups represented. Snack foods, candy, spices, processed meats, condiments, beverages, cottage industry products and more are offered at special Farm Show prices.
  • The Pennsylvania Food Court can be found in the Expo Hall and the Food Court Annex on the Main Floor. In the Food Court visitors find some of the best food served in Pennsylvania. Many people come to the PA Farm Show just to visit the Food Court. The Food Court is comprised of eleven Pennsylvania Commodity Groups, including the PA Livestock Assoc., the PA Vegetable Growers Assoc., The PA Cooperative Potato Growers, Inc., the PA Beekeepers Assoc., the Penn Ag Industries Assoc./PA Aquaculture Assoc./Mid-Atlantic Bakers Assoc., the PA Maple Syrup Producers Council, the PA Dairymen's Assoc., the PA Mushroom Growers Assoc., the State Horticulture Association of PA, PA FFA Foundation, Inc. and the PA Cattlemen's Assoc. The food court vendors generate thousands of dollars to support these Pennsylvania Agricultural Organizations.
  • The PA Farm Show's Farm Equipment Display features farm machinery that is used for soil preparation, planting and seeding, grain harvesting, silage harvesting, tractors, and materials handling. Most major farm equipment manufacturers are represented in the Expo Hall. Sales representatives are on hand to answer questions and give presentations about the equipment.
  • The Pennsylvania Auctioneer's Assoc. Bid Calling Contest, held in the Banquet Hall at the PA Farm Show raises funds through contest donations to the Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation.
  • 60-Year-Old Merry Go Round - Each ride benefits the PA Farm Show Scholarship Fund and the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association. The Merry Go Round is located in the Main Hall, and rides are $2 each. The art deco Merry Go Round is comprised of 30 horses and two chariot seats, and has been ridden by millions of patrons since it was first opened to the public in 1946. The Allan Herschell Company manufactured the Merry Go Round in 1946 following World War II. S & S Amusements acquired it in 1964 and completed extensive renovations and modernizations, preserving its art deco appearance. The Merry Go Round is located in North Tonawanda, NY and continues to be used today at fairs and carnivals in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. In 2010, the Farm Show Scholarship Fund received $17,720 of revenue generated from this ride.
  • A unique feature attraction at the PA Farm Show every year is a life-size Butter Sculpture on display in the Main Hall, near the Maclay Street Lobby, which is done by Jim Victor of Conshohocken. It has a different theme every year. The subject of the 1,000 pound 19th annual butter sculpture displayed at the 2010 Farm Show was a dairy farm family and cow gathered around the breakfast table.

For more information visit the Pennsylvania Farm Show official website

Show Information

Show held at Pennsylvania Farm Show & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA 17110
2300 North Cameron Street 
PA Route 22 at I-81 Exit 67

Friday May 17, 2019  10am - 5pm
Saturday May 18, 2019  10am - 5pm
Sunday May 19, 2019  10am - 4pm

Advance Ticket Sales Starts in January 2019-May 1, 2019
Admission $9.00 at the door
Children 9 years and under FREE

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