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“Farm show is great for families”

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Ranked #5 of 56 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 January 2014

The Pennsylvania Farm Show (held in January each year) is free, but parking is $10. It's a great place for having children (all people, actually) be close or next to farm animals of all sizes. The Food Court has numerous choices of food and is always crowded. Unfortunately you will need to stand while eating. There are very few places to sit while at the Farm Show. Be sure to get a free map as you enter the building because the layout is difficult to understand and remember. There was a short wait for a bus ride to and from the offsite parking lot. Be very careful to remember exactly where you parked your car and what waiting shelter you used.

Thank bobfox98
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

If you are handicapped or have a stroller this venue is not for you!!! Too many people and most are teens and kids on field trips. They run around pushing and shoving with no respect for the disabled and God forbid when you need to use the elevator yes I said elevator as their is only one and the lines are crazy long to use it. Then when you do use the one that you think is going towards the down floor to the Weis building and it goes back down to the cows then you must wait back in line to go back up and across to a secret cubby hole where the correct elevator is note I did not see any signs pointing to the elevators until I got there and the sign was above the door. Oh and also unless you want to get bowled over do not stop to look at anything period you must keep moving. I totally did not feel safe in any of the buildings if there would ever be a fire how would you get out ?

2  Thank Deb W
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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Visited today with my family for the annual PA Farm Show. FREE admission for all. $10 to park.

Extremely crowded. Go early in the AM, and on a weekday to avoid biggest crowds. To go on the weekend is a suicide mission. WAY too crowded.

Even during off days and times it is crowded. We used two strollers, so had to use elevator. 58,000 people in the place, and only ONE elevator per building! ONE! That is completely inconvenient, and ridiculous.

But, when we weren't waiting in line for the elevator, we had a blast! The Farm Show is FUN! Animals to see and pet, delicious county fair-style food and vendors, educational exhibits, farmers who love answering questions about their animals, FREE flu shots, and our kids, ages 6, 4, 2, and 10 months had a fun time that they'll remember forever during our nearly 4 hour visit (10 AM - 2 PM).

We could have stayed longer, but the 10 month old was ready to go.

$65 cash was plenty of money for our family of 6 plus my Dad (7 of us) to eat, drink, and have fun!

Thank PABryce
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Too crowded too enjoy at all. Made Disney crowds seem miniscule. Waited longer for the bus ride back to the distant overflow parking lot longer than I have ever waited for an amusement ride or to leave a venue after a concert or sporting event. And of course the waiting was in outside in 14 degree weather. Took an hour and a half to park wait for the bus to get thete in the first place. Incorrect parking signs caused adfitional congestion. To top it all off there weren't even any combines. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

2  Thank J P
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

This place is huge! There are 3 rooms and it is almost impossible to see everything in one day. My husband and I always go during the week because the weekend is supposed to be incredibly crowded. I always find unique gifts for friends and family. The food there is mediocre at best and expensive. You can get your hand stamped so that you can leave and come back. Parking is $8 a day. Don't buy advance tickets - they are cheaper at the show plus you can get next day tickets there cheaper. I was told that people get there at 5 or 6 am (although the show doesn't open until 9) to get a decent parking space or you will have to walk blocks and blocks to get to an entrance. We stay at the Days Inn Harrisburg North (see review) and eat at the 24-hr diner a half block away (decent food) which is about 15 minutes away.

5  Thank Jacqueline T
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