The 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show officially kicks off today, offering visitors high school rodeos, alpacas, butterflies, baking contests, wine, cider and more.
For those who don’t know, the Farm Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center at 2300 N. Cameron St. in Harrisburg from January 8-15. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on January 8 and January 10 to 14, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on January 9 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 15.
Masks are strongly encouraged, but not mandatory at the resort. Free masks and disinfectant will also be available throughout the resort as well as on the shuttles.
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If you’re planning on going, here’s a rundown of the schedule for today, January 8. For the full program, visit the farm show official site:
8h: Pa. High School Rodeo Warm Up – New Holland Arena (NHA); Demonstration and decoration of draft horses for young people, followed by cart lessons – Equine Arena (EA)
9am: Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association – NHA Championship; Poultry Judging – East Hall (E); PSU Extension Water Team – Stormwater around your home – Lancaster Farming Stage (LFS)
9:30 am: Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest – Main Stage (MHS)
10am: Opening ceremonies – Maclay Street steps; Young rabbits / cavy staging competition, followed by the young rabbits poster competition – E; Youth Poultry Demonstration Competition – Crossroads Conference Center (CCC); PA State Beekeepers Association Honey Extraction Demonstration – Culinary Connection Stage (CCS); Introducing Bailey Little Supporting Local PA Dairy Farming – LFS
10:30 am: Lamb competition of the junior market – SA; 4-H presentation of the Dairy Project by Charlotte – LFS
11am: Chief Instructor Mike Ditchfield and students of the Pennsylvania College of Technology – CCS; Presentation of 4-H by David Sheppard – LFS; Chief Instructor Autumn Patti, Harrisburg Area Community College: Mushroom Risotto – CCS
11:30 am: Aquaponics at CCA / Ag Works Presentation by Sam Johnson, Director – LFS
12h: Jessica DeLuise, MHS, PA-C, CCMS, The Wellness Kitchenista and host of Amazon Prime’s “Eat Your Way to Wellness”, Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist and On-Air Expert with frequent television appearances including the Dr. Oz Show, Insider, and Fox 29: Teriyaki Burger with Quick Pickled Veggies and Spicy Sesame Yogurt Sauce on a Whole Grain Bun – CCS; PA Department of Banking and Securities – Avoiding Identity Theft, by Christina Kotsalos – LFS
1 p.m .: Pennsylvania State Police Drill Team Demonstration – NHA; Thermador Chefs Challenge – âIron Chefâ style cuisine – CCS; Introducing Butterfly Habitat and Conservation by David Folk – LFS
2 p.m .: PA Preferred â¢ Junior Cookie, Brownie & Baking Bar Contest – MHS Barry Crumlich, Executive Chef, Pennsylvania Gov. Residence, Harrisburg and Gale Ferranto, President of Buona Foods, Landenberg: Pennsylvania Mushroom Stew with Parsnip Gnocchi – CCS ; PSU Extension Farm Stress Team – Weathering the Storm: How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset – LFS
2:30 p.m .: Grand Champion Jr. Market Lamb, followed by Showmanship – SA; Live Alpaca Presentation by Angie Grove – LFS
3 p.m .: High school rodeo meeting and welcome – NHA; Equine Barn Open to the public (until 8 p.m.) – Equine Barn (EB); Anthony Bianco, Executive Chef, Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Mushroom and Leek Toast with Aged Gouda and Pinot Noir Reduction – CCS; PA Department of Banking and Securities – Cybersecurity – Using the Internet Safely by Christina Kotsalos – LFS
4 p.m .: Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest – MHS; Wes Trout, Sales Manager and Culinary Trainer for BOSCH and Thermador Appliances: Pennsylvania Mushroom and Chicken Stew with Fresh Stracci – CCS; PSU Extension Farm Stress Team – Weathering the Storm: How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset – LFS
5 p.m .: Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association – NHA Championship; Farm Show Fashions with a Flair – BH; Grand Champion Jr. Market Lamb, followed by Showmanship – SA; Chef Instructor Autumn Patti, Harrisburg Area Community College: Braised Beef Ribs with Mushrooms, Duchess Potato Topping, Carrot Fudge
6 p.m .: Wine competition award ceremony – MHS; Truck and Tractor Pull Demonstration – EA; Maple syrup production demonstration by Pennsylvania maple syrup producers – CCS; Fall and Canyon, Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass – LFS
6.30 p.m .: Beer Competition Awards Ceremony – MHS
7 p.m .: Cheese Competition Award Ceremony – MHS
7:30 p.m .: Cider Competition Award Ceremony – MHS