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“A little bit of fun for everyone”

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Ranked #5 of 55 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A little bit of fun for everyone”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

They have great shows that go on there. I really love the PA Garden show and seeing all of the different vendors. The Farm show is great to see as well.

Visited March 2014
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Go to the Farm Show in January”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The Farm Show is great! Farmers from all over Pennsylvania bring in their animals and display them. There are contests, such as sheep shearing and making the wool into a blanket, and rodeo riding. One year, my children and I watched a calf being born. Very educational! You can get up close to the animals and pet most of them. There is a nice variety of animals also.

Of course, you have to be ready for the downside, which is the animal smells, but that comes with farming. Don't forget to get some of the homecut french fries. Best you will ever eat. Lots of good food during the Farm Show.

During the rest of the year, there are other attractions, such as The Home Builder's Show. The only reason I don't give this a five star is because the building is old and tired. The state built a new addition, and it is nice, but you will spend a lot of time in the old part. Nonetheless, the men work hard to keep it clean and you will have a good time, especially at the Farm Show!

Visited January 2014
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Victor, NY
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mecum Auto Auction”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I attended the Mecum AutoAuction held at the .PA FarmShow Complex and Expo Center in July and found the venue to be an amazing complex. While the auction itself was an icredible production involving hundreds of staff and thousands of visitors I was equally impressed by the vastness and diversity of the EexpoCenter itself. The sheer size and layout was truly amazing. There were golf cart shuttles which I was very thankful for as the cars were spread around according to which day they would be auctioned off and rob ably would not have seen them had they not been there. I would encourage anyone who has the chance to attend a Mecum auction or anything held at the Expo Center to do so.

Visited July 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Farm Show”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Nice building. Go for different shows. Good food vendors. Parking could be cheaper but there are various places around where you can park for cheaper.

Visited February 2014
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Smelled like the animals never left”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were hear for a volleyball tournament and it smelled of dung and urine... I mean really strong. I realize this is a farm show complex but the smell was overwhelming.

Visited May 2014
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