What Is the Pennsylvania Farm Show?


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The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an indoor agricultural exposition featuring live animals, commercial exhibits, competitions such as carriage racing and bird calling, and agriculturally themed demonstrations. It takes place annually at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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The Pennsylvania Farm Show also has equine showcases and feed rooms that allow individuals to purchase food to feed to various animals, including rabbits, pigs and horses. Daily attractions vary from butter sculpting to honey extraction demonstrations to tractor square dancing. Local wineries also attend to provide wine tasting booths and compete for awards.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show features a variety of cooking contests, from angel food cake to shoofly and apple pie. The Pennsylvania Farm Show contains various educational opportunities for children, such the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Scavenger Hunt. There are also various detective learning stations on topics such as horses, veterinary medicine and how an individual can make his house more environmentally friendly.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is free to attend, but there is a $10 fee for parking. If an individual wishes to attend the rodeo that also takes place during the Farm Show, they must purchase those tickets separately. The Pennsylvania Farm Show first took place in 1917 as Pennyslvania's State Fair. As of 2015, more than 500,000 visitors attend yearly.

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