Family Fun at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

Family Fun at the Pennsylvania Farm ShowEvery year during the month of January the Pennsylvania Farm Show comes to Harrisburg. It’s a big event that focuses on Pennsylvania agriculture and farming…hence why it’s called the Pennsylvania Farm Show!

With that said, you’ll find all kinds of family-friendly activities to do at the PA Farm Show! They host rodeos, tractor pulling, square dance contests, the sheep-to-shawl contest, farm animal contests and auctions, barrel roping, and all kinds of other events & activities.

Family Fun at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

When it comes to farm animals, you’ll see hundred’s of different type’s of cows, horses, pigs, chickens, peacocks, goats, sheep, rabbits, etc. on display. These animals enter all kinds of contests where they’re judged and the winners receive prizes, trophies, ribbons and/or money.

If you’re into machinery and farm equipment, you’ll find that here too! Matter of fact, the kids love climbing on, riding on and having their photos taken while they’re sitting on huge tractors or riding around in a wagon. Last year my granddaughter enjoyed a horse ride too!

PA Farm Show - Peacocks

Even though the events and attractions are fun…I enjoy going for the food! They have a lot of Pennsylvania-made food vendors there where you can buy all kinds of different things. Every year I like to pick up organic honey, jam, maple syrup and a few other treats.

Every time we visit we go to the food court and enjoy real Pennsylvania milkshakes (they’re a HUGE crowd-pleaser), bbq chicken sandwiches and baked potatoes. The food court has several great vendors where you can grab a bite to eat. The chocolate milkshakes are the BEST in the entire world!

PA Farm Show - Chicks swimming

Admission into the Pennsylvania Farm Show is free. Yes, FREE! You’ll have to pay for parking which ranges from $5.00 to $10.00 and it gets really crowded there. We find it best to go during a weekday afternoon, instead of an over-crowded weekend. If you go during the weekend, I suggest you go early in the day.

Today I’m sharing just a few photographs with you that we took while enjoying ourselves at the PA Farm Show. If you enjoy these type’s of events, you’ll want to mark your calendar as it’s held every year during the month of January. Great fun for the entire family!!!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I think that it would be a lot of fun to go to this show. I love that it is free. Both adults and kids would love it.

  2. These events are always so much fun to go to. I enjoy seeing all of the various farm animals and sampling the food. I have seen some beautiful quilts that people have made at some of them which always amazes me.

  3. Susan Hartman says:

    I’m definately going to mark my calendar. We are always looking for interesting things to do during the winter. We always enjoy the Susex County Farm & Horse show but thats in August.

  4. I love going to shows like this and I think it is so important to take kids to things like this. I so loved reading this post and thank you for sharing the great pictures.

  5. Peggy Nunn says:

    That looks like fun. I love watching the animals. The peacocks are beautiful. We are in farm country here but do not have anything like this that I know of. I will have to look more at activities in the local communities.

  6. We have the Great Western Stock Show going on right now here in Denver. They have rodeos and lots of animals. I go ever couple of years.

  7. ellen beck says:

    We have a few different farm shows here. One of the oldest is Cattle Congress. People show animals, there is competitions and all kind of things. There is an admission fee, but its super reasonable as there is a free concert every night . It lasts 4 days.And then there is the Waverly Draft Horse sale- its actually a farm show too and its free, the horse are a sight to see. This i something we would enjoy.

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