Tuesday, January 8, 2019

PA State Farm Show...

Jim and I are glad for the opportunity we had to go to the PA State Farm Show in Harrisburg  between milkings on Monday!  The kids were both still home on break, and chose not to go with us. They helped with the morning work and agreed to feed the cows at lunchtime, so we could get on our way in good time.

You never know what kind of traffic you might encounter in that area, but we  had no delays until we got to the parking lot.  We parked about a mile away, and took a shuttle bus that dropped us off at the door to the complex.

I always enjoy the butter sculpture.  Each year it has a different theme,  and is unveiled at the opening of the farm show.  It is carved from 1000 lb of butter, and features individuals wearing super hero capes...a doctor, an athlete, a soldier, a firefighter and a dairy farmer...

We wandered through various exhibits.  This one featured old tractors that were restored by various FFA groups...

We saw many, many animals , but I only got pictures of a few.

These piglets were about two weeks old, and growing fast!

I'm not sure what breed of cows these are, but I thought they were especially pretty...

This steer was getting his pre-show bath...

There were lots of displays...veggies, flowers, fruits, baked items, and more, too numerous to count...

We were there for several hours, and could have seen so much more if we'd have had the time.  Throughout the week there are lots of animal judging contests and special events. Tomorrow,  I'm  taking my mom up to see the Sheep to Shawl contest.   She has always wanted to see it, and I never have, so it will be a new experience for us both!


  1. The butter sculptures are amazing. They must have some armature inside to keep their shapes steady. It's pretty amazing. That's a lot of piglets.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. I am impressed with the butter sculptures!

  3. That looks super fun - I wish we were closer, we'd go!


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