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Coordinates: 40°17′12.27″N 76°52′59.25″W / 40.2867417°N 76.883125°W / 40.2867417; -76.883125

Pennsylvania Farm Show
Genre Agricultural Exposition
Dates January 4-11, 2020
Location(s) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Years active 1917 - present
Pennsylvania Farm Show
Governor Wolf Attends Opening Ceremony for the Pennsylvania Farm Show (32130813346)
Governor Tom Wolf attending the Pennsylvania Farm Show, January 2017

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is held every January at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This event, Pennsylvania's state fair, was first held in 1917. It is the largest indoor agricultural event held in the United States. The Farm Show Complex houses 24 acres (97,000 m2) under its roof, spread throughout eleven halls, including three arenas. The annual event is free to the public and attracts over half a million visitors.

The Farm Show has over 10,000 competitive events spread over 35 departments: Draft Horses, Sheep, Wool, Swine, Beef Cattle, Junior Market Livestock, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Poultry, Alpacas, Meat Goats, Corn, Small Grains, Hay & Straw, Cheese, Potatoes, Fruit, Edible Nuts, Vegetables, Mushrooms, Maple Syrup Products, Apiary Products, Christmas Trees & Wreaths, Family Living, Square Dance, Ag Ed Demonstrations, Ag Ed Window Exhibits, Ag Ed Horticulture, Ag Ed Landscape, Ag Ed Agriscience Fair, Rabbits, Commercial Wine, Hard Cider, Beer, Antique Tractor Restoration. All exhibits are owned, grown, or fashioned by residents of Pennsylvania.

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