It’s almost time for the 2014 Farm Show
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Last year, Gov. Tom Corbett gave us props for our 20 years of Farm Show Coverage.
The 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show ended in style on Saturday, with tens of thousands of visitors enjoying another potato doughnut, one more glimpse of the butter sculpture and one more look at the livestock. As tired exhibitors and farmers packed up from their long week, visitors bought souvenirs and goodies to take home.
While visitors and exhibitors are resting up after the big week, the Farm Show staff is breaking down thousands of pens and cages, gathering up thousands of pounds of trash and cleaning the 24-acre complex from top to bottom.
The seventh day of the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show felt both rushed and relaxed. Thousands of people hurried about the 24-acre Farm Show Complex trying to see as many species of animals as they could, eat as many different offerings in the Food Court as their appetites and wallets allowed and take in everything from tractor square dancing to the sticky bun contest.
Coy Campbell can wrestle his way to victory with the best of them. The Gratz teen wrestled the prestigious Supreme Champion Dairy Cow award away from 39 competitors on Friday afternoon at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show. Five hours later, the Upper Dauphin High School sophomore was wrestling in the 113-pound class in a match at Halifax High School.
Tractor square dancing features two eight-member teams guiding antique tractors through dances. The Middlecreek Swingers of Snyder County and the Roof Garden Tractor Buddies of Somerset County each danced their way around the arena on roaring tractors which they brought close together in the dance, but somehow didn’t crash.