January 6-13, 2024

For a tradition that’s lasted over a century, Pennsylvania celebrates its agricultural prowess during January’s Pennsylvania Farm Show. The PA Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural expo in the United States, with nearly 6,000 animals and over 10,000 exhibits, all taking place at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. The show highlights the importance of the agricultural industry, which employs nearly half a million people and contributes $132.5 billion to Pennsylvania's economy every year.  

This year's theme, “Connecting Our Communities,” celebrates the things that unite us. 

The Animals

Farm Show

The PA Farm Show offers an up-close look at animals and livestock through the vast Farm Show Complex. Animals include cows, rabbits, pigs, sheep, alpacas, chickens, goats, llamas, and horses. Along with visiting the animals, there are showings, competitions, and demonstrations.

TIP: Be careful where you step!

The Food

Farm Show Millkshake

The Farm Show Food Court will leave you in awe once you walk in. Representing the best in Pennsylvania’s agriculture, you’ll find stands for beef, poultry, potatoes, cheese, desserts, and more. The famed Farm Show milkshakes from the PA Dairymen’s Association are iconic and have been spreading joy at the Farm Show since 1953. In 2024, the association is partnering with The GIANT Company to celebrate GIANT's 100th anniversary with a NEW Signature Milkshake -- Salted Caramel. Plus, grab our other delicious dairy foods, such as golden fried mozzarella cheese cubes, cheesy grilled cheese, locally produced nutritious milk, and more!

There’s also a section with PA Preferred items, like maple products, fruits, honey, vegetables, wines, hard ciders, and so much more. In addition to food to eat and take home, there are food demonstrations and cooking classes to look out for as well.

Check out more food court options. Credit cards and cash are accepted at ALL food vendor locations.

TIP: Don’t rush your food decision. There are many delicious items, and you’ll only be jealous when you see someone with something you didn’t get. Always leave plenty of room for a milkshake.

More To See & Do

Butter Sculpture

Tractor-pulling, rodeos, sheep shearing, and square dancing are among some of the other activities to watch and enjoy at the Farm Show. 

There’s also a half-ton sculpture made out of butter that you must see for yourself.

The 2024 Pennsylvania Farm Show runs from January 6 through January 13. 

  • Friday, January 5, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. (food court only, free parking)
  • Saturday, January 6, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, January 8 through Friday, January 12, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free, and parking is $15 in all Farm Show complex lots. There is a free shuttle service from all Farm Show-managed off-site lots. Farm Show organizers suggest that the best time to arrive is between 9 am and noon. The busiest times are weekends and weekdays from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 

View the Farm Show schedule of events.