What to do at the Farm Show: Friday, January 11


Things to know before you go ...

  • Admission is free!
  • The best time to arrive is between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. The busiest times are weekends, and weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Only service dogs are permitted at the facility during the Farm Show. No dogs are permitted in the poultry area.
  • Dress appropriately. January can be very cold, and at times shuttle buses can be delayed due to traffic issues.

What are the show hours?

  • 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.

What's the parking situation?

  • There is a $15 parking fee at all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. The two Farm Show offsite parking lots available are: East of the complex at the intersection of Elmerton Avenue and Sycamore Street, parking is available every day of the show AND Harrisburg Area Community College parking lot on Wildwood Park Drive, directly North of the complex. Parking is available every day of the show.
  • Be prepared for heavy vehicle and pedestrian congestion!
  • Free shuttle service is available; shuttles are easily identified by the name of the parking lot.
  • There is a free, round-trip shuttle service available between the complex and downtown Harrisburg on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m
  • Check the parking map here:

What are the food court hours?

  • Friday, January 4, 12PM - 9PM
  • Saturday, January 5, 8AM - 9PM
  • Sunday, January 6, 8AM - 8 PM
  • Monday, January 7, 8AM - 9PM
  • Tuesday, January 8, 8AM - 9PM
  • Wednesday, January 9, 8AM - 9PM
  • Thursday, January 10, 8AM - 9PM
  • Friday, January 11, 8AM - 9PM
  • Saturday, January 12, 8AM - 5PM

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8:00 a.m.

  • Open Sheep Show (SA)
  • Dairy Cattle Show (EA)
  • Open Dairy Goat Judging (NW)

9:30 a.m.

  • Horse Shoeing, Hoof Trimming, and Sheep Shearing Demonstration (NHA)
  • Celebrity Honey Extraction Demonstration (MHS)

10:00 a.m.

  • Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
  • The Modern Journeymen (LFS)

10:30 a.m.

  • All about Butterflies – David Folk (LFS)

11:00 a.m.

  • Chef Instructor Autumn Patti & Students, HACC (CCS)
  • Agri-Magic Show (MHS)
  • How to Construct Rain Barrels Cumberland Co. Conservation District (LFS)

11:30 a.m.

  • Supreme Champion Wool (SA)
  • Container Salad Gardening Good Grows (LFS)

12:00 p.m.

  • The Best Sausage & Beer Competition presented by the PA Pork Producers Council (CCS)
  • Make It and Take It: Cookie Mix, Sponsored by Golden Barrel (MHS)
  • The Modern Journeymen (LFS)

12:30 p.m.

  • Being a Veterinary Pathologist Dr. Julie Engiles (LFS)

1:00 p.m.

  • Thomas J. Long, Director of Campus Dining, HACC's Chef's Apprentice (CCS)
  • Peregrine Falcon Bert Myers (LFS)

1:30 p.m.

  • How to Construct Rain Barrels Cumberland Co. Conservation District (LFS)

2:00 p.m.

  • Rodeo Warm-Up (NHA)
  • Maureen Sutton-Fowler, Sous Chef, Devon Seafood Grill (CCS)
  • Sprouting Grains (LFS)

2:30 p.m.

  • Celebrity Cow Milking Contest (EA)

3:00 p.m.

  • Agri-Magic Show (MHS)
  • Kyle Mason, Executive Corporate Chef, Appalachian Brewing Company (CCS)

3:30 p.m.

  • Milk a Cow Event (EA)

4:00 p.m.

  • Ben Beaver, Executive Chef, Greystone Public House (CCS)
  • Story Time with the Dauphin County Library System (MHS)

4:30 p.m.

  • Being a Veterinary Pathologist Dr. Julie (LFS)

5:00 p.m.

  • Angorapalooza (SA)
  • School Cooking Challenge with HACC, Central PA's Community College, Students (CCS)
  • Golden Barrel Sticky Bun Contest (GFA)
  • Agri-Magic Show (MHS)
  • The Modern Journeymen (LFS)

5:30 p.m.

  • Best Doe in Show (NW)
  • Peregrine Falcon Bert Myers (LFS)

6:00 p.m.

  • PA Equine Showcase (EA)
  • Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
  • Raising Alpacas PA Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (LFS)
  • Artisan Demonstrations (MHS)

7:00 p.m.

  • PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo (NHA)

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