What to do at the Farm Show: Thursday, January 10


    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: https://www.farmshow.pa.gov/plan/tips-maps/Documents/Farm%20Show%20Complex%20Map.pdf

    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.

    • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Greenwood FFA (MHS)
    • Junior Dairy Goat Show (NW)
    • Junior Breeding Sheep Show, Junior Sheep Showmanship (SA)

    8:30 a.m.

    • Draft Horse Pleasure Show and Stick Horse Race (EA)
    • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Greenwood FFA (MHS)

    9:00 a.m.

    • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Greenwood FFA (MHS)

    9:30 a.m.

    • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Selingsgrove FFA (MHS)

    10:00 a.m.

    • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Selingsgrove FFA (MHS)
    • Tractor Square Dancing (NHA)
    • Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
    • Recognition of Veterans, Active Military and Their Families (LFS)

    11:00 a.m.

    • Michael Harants, Harrisburg ACF Chapter, Professional Chef Consultant & U.S. Navy Deputy Program (CCS)
    • Agri-Magic Show (MHS)
    • Military Band Concert (LFS)

    12:00 p.m.

    • Junior Breeding Sheep Champion (SA)
    • Wes Trout, Sales Manager and Culinary Trainer for BOSCH and Thermador Appliances (CCS)
    • Make It and Take It: Nest Box Building, Sponsored by the Bluebird Society of PA (MHS)

    12:30 p.m.

    • Rabbit Hopping, Sally Turner (LFS)

    1:00 p.m.

    • Exceptional Rodeo (NHA)
    • Army vs. Navy Cook-Off (CCS)
    • Shaver's Creek – Naturiotism Presentation (MHS)
    • Rabbit Hopping, Sally Turner (LFS)

    1:30 p.m.

    • Produce Rule Food Safety, PDA (LFS)

    2:00 p.m.

    • Chef Instructor David T. Mills III & Students, HACC (CCS)
    • Shaver's Creek – Naturiotism Presentation (MHS)

    3:00 p.m.

    • Agri-Magic Show (MHS)
    • Rodeo Warm-Up (NHA)
    • Cher Harris, Executive Pastry Chef, The Hotel Hershey (CCS)

    3:30 p.m.

    • Junior Dairy Cattle Showmanship (EA)
    • Junior Meat Goat Showmanship (NW)

    4:00 p.m.

    • John Moeller, and Author, "Dining at the White House- From The President's Table to Yours" (CCS)
    • Shaver's Creek Naturiotism (MHS)

    5:00 p.m.

    • Junior Meat Breeding Goat Show (NW)
    • Christian DeLutis, Executive Chef & Owner, Koda (CCS)
    • Shaver's Creek Naturiotism (MHS)

    6:00 p.m.

    • Celebrity Rabbit Hopping Contest (SA)
    • PA Equine Showcase (EA)
    • Story Time with the Dauphin County Library System (MHS)
    • Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
    • Rabbit Hopping, Sally Turner (LFS)

    7:00 p.m.

    • PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo (NHA)

    8:00 p.m.

    • Junior Meat Breeding Goat Supreme Champion (NW)

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