Some animals, including chickens, just should not be trifled with
HARRISBURG PA – The annual agricultural showcase for Pennsylvania’s largest industry, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, opened Saturday (Jan. 5, 2019) in the cavernous Farm Show Complex and Expo Center for its 103rd year. The show features exhibits on food production of all kinds, as well as livestock competitions and a rodeo, is free to attend, and continues daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 12.
If your children believe food comes from the supermarket alone, or if they’re unaware of the strength of the Commonwealth’s agri-business heritage, then state officials from Gov. Tom Wolf down claim the show should be a family must-see. The complex, on the northeast side of the city, is only an 81 mile drive from Sanatoga. Even the parking is free, in state-owned lots.
Saturday was consistently rainy, but the weather served to attract huge crowds looking for dry entertainment. The Farm Show served up plenty of it, from moderately priced (and occasionally, free!) dining and meals in the Food Hall, to animal judging competitions in several areas, to the ability to take a “backstage tour” of the live animal pens with their owners.
But be careful where you step! You never know what you might get on your shoes.
Here’s some (above and below) of what was seen Saturday:
Photos by Debbie Zlomek for The Post Publications