Pennsylvania Farm Show Opens this Weekend in Harrisburg, PA

Butter sculpture at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show
Butter sculpture at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

The 99th edition of the Pennsylvania Farm Show starts in Harrisburg, PA on Saturday, January 10, 2015. With it comes everything from lumberjack competitions, hay bale tosses, a sheep-to-shawl contest and an appearance by Food Network chef Aaron McCargo Jr. (from Big Daddy’s House) making dishes from Pennsylvania-preferred goods on the Culinary Connections stage of the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. Before this week long celebration, the event’s annual butter sculpture was unveiled on January 8 with raw materials donated by Land O’ Lakes Butter of Carlisle, PA.

Now in its 25th year, the presentation of the over-sized butter sculpture is a big deal for the Pennsylvania Farm Show, literally, as this year’s statue was crafted from nearly 1,000 pounds of buttery goodness. It makes perfect sense that such a grand sculpture opens the week-long event, as it's the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country, with 10,000 competitive exhibits, over 5,000 forms of livestock and appearances by Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig as part of the festivities.

The 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show runs January 10-17, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Maclay Street Entrance – Main Hall, 2300 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. For more info visit

Photo courtesy of Meltwater Press

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015