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What to do at the PA Farm Show: Wednesday, January 9

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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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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:00 a.m.

  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Somerset Area FFA (MHS)
  • Antique Tractor Display and Farm Activity Area (EA)
  • Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)

8:30 a.m.

  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Somerset CTC FFA (MHS)

9:00 a.m.

  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Big Spring FFA (MHS)

9:30 a.m.

  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Big Spring FFA (MHS)

10:00 a.m.

  • Youth Fleece to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
  • Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – CAMS South FFA (MHS)
  • PA Farm Show through the Years, Mary Klaus (LFS)

10:30 a.m.

  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – CAMS South FFA (MHS)

11:00 a.m.

  • Chef Instructor Chad Brumbaugh & Students, HACC (CCS)
  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – CAMS South FFA (MHS)
  • Produce Rule Food Safety PDA (LFS)

11:30 a.m.

  • Youth Pedal Tractor Pull Registration (EA)
  • How to Prepare for a Cheese Party (MHS)
  • Selling Eggs in Pennsylvania, Food Safety, PDA (LFS)

12:00 p.m.

  • Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (NHA)
  • The Sloppy Joe Beef Showdown presented by the PA Beef Council (CCS)
  • Make It and Take It: Microwave Mug Mix (MHS)
  • All about Butterflies, David Folks (LFS)

12:30 p.m.

  • Youth Pedal Tractor Pull (EA)

1:00 p.m.

  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations (MHS)
  • John Reis, Corporate Executive Chef, Hilton Harrisburg (CCS)

2:00 p.m.

  • Bill Collier, Executive Chef, Bricco, Harrisburg, PA (CCS)
  • Speed Horse Demonstration (NHA)
  • Agricultural Education Demonstrations – Chambersburg FFA (MHS)

2:30 p.m.

  • How to Prepare for a Cheese Party (MHS)

3:00 p.m.

  • Sheep to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
  • Agri-Magic Show (MHS)
  • Doug Krick, Executive Chef, Dodge City Steakhouse (CCS)

4:00 p.m.

  • Antique Tractor Pull (EA)
  • Sharon Jackson, Kitchen Manager, Downtown Daily Bread (CCS)
  • Story Time with the Dauphin County Library System (MHS)

5:00 p.m.

  • Draft Horse Pleasure Showmanship, Decorating, Riding, and Barrel classes (LA)
  • Robert Ayala, Executive Chef, Home 231 (CCS)
  • Agri-Magic Show (MHS)

5:30 p.m.

  • Bid Calling Contest (BH)

6:00 p.m.

  • Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
  • Artisan Demonstrations (MHS)

6:30 p.m.

  • Sheep to Shawl Auction (SA)

7:00 p.m.

  • Fleece Auction (SA)
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