The Pennsylvania Farm Show is nearly underway in Harrisburg.
This is the 103rd year for the show, which highlights different aspects of the agriculture industry in our state. The Pennsylvania Farm Show features over 12,000 exhibits including animal competitions and commercial vendors.
A farm show crowd favorite is back- the half-ton butter sculpture. This year, the sculpture depicts the theme of the Choose PA Dairy campaign: “Find Your Power.” The work of art features several individuals donning superhero capes including an athlete, a soldier, a doctor, a firefighter and a dairy farmer.
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding on Thursday helped unveil sculpture, which encourages Pennsylvanians to support our state’s dairy industry.
The sculpture is sponsored by American Dairy Association North East (ADANE). The sculptors began work in mid-December to craft the work of art from butter donated by Land O’ Lakes in Carlisle, Cumberland County.
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.