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“a perenial favorite!”

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Ranked #5 of 54 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Rising Sun, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
“a perenial favorite!”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

I grew up attending the farm show every year, thus cementing my desire, and eventual purchase of a small farm for myself,
Although this show has changed over the years, (much less equipment then I remember as a youth) the over all experience remains the same with the various agricultural displays and exhibits.
Based upon one's desires, you could spend from half a day to several days exploring the show.
Plenty of food available, plenty of livestock to see, plenty of daily promotions, and shows to experience to keep you interested.
This all, not to mention it is definately a learning experience each and every time we go, we learn so much more then we did before.
The quality of people involved in agriculture are among the very best in the world, imo!

This is a must see show not just for those involved in agriculture, but EVERYONE!
Best of all, it's FREE admission!

Visited January 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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Harwinton, CT
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“farm show was great”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

good indoor event; lots of animals and fun things to do if you like farms and their inhabitants. Plenty of vendors with interesting crafts and items for sale too. I never saw a goat being judged before!

Visited January 2013
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PA
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“PA Farm Show”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

This great event happens the first full week of January every year. It is free and totally awesome. There is every type of farm animal, rodeo, horse pulls along with crafts and great food. It also has lots of activities for the kids. I spend a good part of the week there every year showing rabbits and guinea pigs in the rabbit department. The site is huge and all under roof so you can wander for hours through the exhibits. It also hosts all kinds of events from sportmans' events to auctions and horse shows. If you like rabbots and horses, it will be hosting a huge rabbit and horse show in October.

Visited January 2013
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Newville, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
366 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Good Venue for Numerous Different Events”
Reviewed 12 January 2013

There are so many different type of events that happen here that it is amazing. This facility is unique in that the Commonwealth recently has invested money to update the infrastructure of this large complex of joined buildings to ensure it continues to be a viable facility.

Attended the PA Farm Show which is an amazing event that goes for more than a week and is one of the largest events. My first visit to this show was back in 1989 when I took my son and I think this show just gets better every year. For this show there is no parking at the complex but there is a bus shuttle from various different parking areas they use. There is a $10 fee per vehicle to park but no fee to get into the Farm Show. Make sure you are wearing your walking shoes.

Over the years I have attended many other different events here including but not limited to:
- PA Auto Show
- Motorama
- Professional Bull Riding Show
- Antique Show
- Flower/Garden Show
- Indoor Football

Throughout the year there is an event here that will interest just about anyone which is why I suggested it to be listed.

Visited January 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wexford,Pa
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Checked off my Bucket list...”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

So much to see. Outstanding adventure for all ages. Endless events to enjoy. Building after building loaded with items and knowledge of the Farm Community.. Many food vendors to please any taste. Large numbers of people attended Tuesday and Wednesday, so be ready for a slow pace.

Visited January 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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