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103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show Kicks off Jan. 5

Celebrating one of Pennsylvania’s top industries, the Pennsylvania Farm Show near Harrisburg will kick off Saturday, Jan. 5. The show will run through Saturday, Jan. 12. Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits every year. The event showcases the quality and breadth of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and the people who make it thrive. The show offers visitors a tiny slice of the industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $185 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy every year.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show offers something for everyone, young and old, farmers and non-farmers, foodies and just people who like to have fun. Aside from food and entertainment, the annual event offers the public an opportunity to get an up-close view of how our food goes from farm to fork, and learn about the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture and the ingenuity of its people. Farmers have the opportunity to show off what they do best, meet old friends and new, and check out cutting edge farm equipment, supplies and farming practices.

The Farm Show Complex and Expo Center includes three arenas, and houses 24 indoor acres in 11 buildings, and offers a tremendous venue for taking it all in, regardless of why you come.

  • Friday, January 4, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. (food court only, free parking)
  • Saturday, January 5, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 6, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 11, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The agriculture industry and the people within it have a powerful story that has impacted our lives for centuries; it’s a story of passion, a story of conviction, a story of purpose and meaning, a story of hope,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “It is a story that is constantly evolving with new pages being written all the time. It’s our job to keep telling that story–to help shape the future of an industry that powers, provides for, and inspires Pennsylvania—and that is precisely what we intend to do during the 103rd show.”
Today, the Pennsylvania Farm Show released a preview video on social media to announce the theme, unveiled the 103rd Farm Show logo, and will next week begin telling the stories of Pennsylvania agriculture on its social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram.
Monday, January 7 will incorporate this theme further into special events and activities held at the Farm Show Complex that day.
“Each year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show uses a theme to communicate our vision for the future of agriculture, and this year’s theme speaks to the importance of using our voices to champion our industry, to be the storytellers expressing our mission and our purpose,” said Pennsylvania Farm Show Executive Director Sharon Altland. “I encourage Pennsylvanians from across the commonwealth to come to Harrisburg this January, tell their stories, and celebrate our shared sense of community at the 103rd annual Farm Show.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 5 – 12, 2019. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.

Farm Show Visitor’s Guide

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