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I cordially invite you to take part in the 2001
Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 6-11.
The Farm Show is the nation’s
leading indoor agricultural
showcase. It proudly recognizes
the dedication of Pennsylvania’s
60,000 farm families, and offers
visitors the chance to learn more
about tf?e ever-changing face of
The Farm Show exhibits offer something for everyone.
Whether you are interested in livestock, arts and crafts,
modern farm machinery—or if you just want to see the
latest in agricultural technology—the Pennsylvania Farm
Show has it all.
Put simply, Pennsylvania Agriculture feeds the world.
To further ensure Pennsylvania’s continued global
agricultural leadership, Governor Tom Ridge and I
announced the largest-ever state investment in
agriculture—nearly $9O million—that will allow the
state’s farm families and agribusiness to compete and
thrive in the New Economy of the 21 st Century. This
commitment to the future of Pennsylvania agriculture
includes $66 million to expand and refurbish the Farm
Show Complex, and nearly $24 million for a new
Livestock Evaluation Facility and an upgraded
Veterinary training facility.
I thank you for your continued support of Pennsylvania
Agriculture. I’ll see you at the Farm Show!
Secretary of Agriculture
Exhibits Show Hours Main Floor
Saturday, Jan. 6 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 9'a.m. to 9 p.m,
Sunday. Jan. 7 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 8 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 9 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 10 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 11 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is FREE for all events during Farm Show
The Farm Show Complex is located along Cameron and
Maclay Streets in Harrisburg, just off Exit 23 of
Interstate 81. Message boards and Keystone signs will
direct Farm Show visitors onto alternate routes to
alleviate traffic congestion on 1-81. Other arteries
include Route 39, Route 22/322, Route 230 and
as bedding for ail
kinds of beef and
dairy cattle, hogs
Parking is available on the 60-acre site for $5 per
vehicle. Overflow parking is offered at the Harrisburg
Area Community College (HACC) with shuttle bus
service to the Main Exhibit Building. A small fee is
charged for this service. Handicapped parking and
access areas have been expanded and can now be
found along the South Entrance, the North Entrance
and in front of the Large Arena.
Security during Farm Show Week is provided by the
Pennsylvania State Police and Farm Show Security.
Lost children and parents should report to the State
Police Command Center along the north wall of the
Main Building. Lost and Found items are kept in the
Farm Show Security Office, located in the corridor
between the Main and North Buildings
The famous commodity food booths are located in the
East Building. Snack bars are located around the
facility. And, a cafeteria is located on the second floor of
the Main Building offering complete meals and ala carte
The Emergency Medical Service with doctors, nurses
and ambulance attendants is located on the Lower
Concourse of the Large Arena.
Restrooms are located throughout the Farm Show
Complex and most of them have diaper changing
tables. Nursing mothers can find a quiet spot in the
EMS room by the Large Arena.
Coat checks are located in the South Lobby and Large
Arena. The fee is 50 cents per item.
Public pay telephones are available throughout the
Farm Show Complex.
The Director’s Office and Press Room are located on
the second floor over the Main Lobby. The Radio Room
is off the Lower Concourse of the Large Arena.
Animals on Display - over 5,000 head of sheep, swine
horses, cattle, goats, and rabbits are expected for
competition. Always in the limelight, our livestock shows
and sales attract exhibitors and visitors from all corners of
Butter Sculpture - The Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion
Program will sponsor another life-size butter sculpture. This
will be located in the East Lobby.
Commercial Exhibitors - You will see this year's newest
innovation in farm equipment, services, and products, and
learn more about them from representatives of over 325
companies with exhibits around the complex.
Cooking Demonstrations are an ongoing feature in the
Food Pantry throughout the week.
Educational Exhibits - Government agencies, universities,
and agricultural organizations always offer Farm Show
visitors valuable information on their services and activities.
Visitors can talk with representatives of these groups and
get first-hand information, on a multitude of subjects.
Family Living and Agricultural Learning Center - One acre
of family living, horticultural, environmental and 4-H and
FFA exhibits are located in the Family Living and
Agricultural Center These interesting presentations are
featured on stage on the second floor of the Northeast
Food Court - Eleven Pennsylvania commodity associations
offer their specialties for sale in the orange East Building
Featuring the tastes of Pennsylvania's finest agricultural
products, the famous Farm Show Food Court is one place
you'll want to visit again and again.
Food Pantry - The Food Pantry in the West Lobby features
hundreds of items produced and processed in
Pennsylvania. Cooking demonstrations are presented
several times each day, as culinary students incorporate
many of the products on display into their favorite recipes.
4-H Exhibits - Food and nutrition, clothing and textiles,
crafts, child care, animal science and entomology,
photography, woodworking, gardening and wildlife are
some of the project categories that 4-H club members can
submit for judging in the Family Living department
Horticulture Center - You are sure to find inspiration for
your own landscaping projects when you see what our FFA
members have done with their landscape exhibits located
throughout the second floor of the Northeast Building,
Family Living and Agricultural Learning Center.
Hours - Farm Show hours are now 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every
day except Thursday, when the show clpses at 4 p.m. The
blue Mam Building with commercial exhibits opens one
hour later and closes one hour earlier than the rest of the
Farm Show Complex.
Milking Parlor - Hundreds of cows are milked twice a day in
a modern milking parlor in the red North Building Unique
among dairy shows, this facility is approved by state milk
sanitarians for the production and sale of fluid milk. The
milk is inspected, cooled, and pumped onto bulk tanks for
sale through normal market channels, with proceeds going
back to the Farm Show exhibitors.
Pennsylvania Food Market - The Food Market features a
variety of Pennsylvania companies promoting their own
snack foods, candy, spices, processed meats, condiments
and beverages through sales and sampling. The Food
market has moved to a new location in the Southwest
Corner of the Main Exhibition area. This popular exhibit was
previously located in the Maclay Street Lobby.
Rodeo - Youth champions from around the state will
compete in two separate rodeos on Saturday. Sanctioned
by the Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association,
classes are posted for team roping, saddle and bareback
riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, breakaway
roping, goat tying, pole bending and barrel racing.
School Activities - Vo-ag students from Pennsylvania high
schools compete for a slice of the Farm Show prize money
with a variety of demonstrations and exhibits. Eighteen
educational window exhibits can be found on the lower
concourse of the Large Arena, while interesting landscape
exhibits and horticultural exhibits can be found in the Family
Living and Agricultural Learning Center. Both 4-H and FFA
student demonstrations during the week on the stages of
the Family Living and Agricultural Learning Center.
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center - You can see birds
of prey, turtles, snakes, spiders, toads, honeybees, skulls
and skins in this educational display geared toward
children. This interactive exhibit is open all week in the
Family Living and Agricultural Learning Center.
Supreme Champions - Selections of the prestigious 2001
Pennsylvania Farm Show Supreme Champions will be
made for draft horses, swine, dairy cattle, beef cattle,
sheep wool breeds and meat breeds after the last breed is
judged in each department.
See pages 816-819
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