Farm Show Tales
Read the latest stories from veteran Farm Show reporter Mary Klaus.
George Frymoyer’s friends thought he was “totally nuts” in 2004 when he proposed that they square dance — on antique tractors.
Ten years later, those same friends joined him Friday morning in the state Farm Show Complex Large Arena, square dancing on tractors before a sparse crowd at the next to last day of the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Auctioneers may be the unsung heroes of the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
They preside over sales of everything from shawls to swine, trying to please both sellers and buyers.
The seven sheep provided the fleeces for the much-loved Farm Show Sheep-to-Shawl contest. A sheep to shawl contest involves shearing a sheep, spinning the wool into yarn and using it to make a 22 by 78 inch shawl with five inches of fringe on each end — all in 2 1/2 hours.
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Since its Farm Show debut a decade ago, arena carriage racing has galloped into the hearts of Farm Show fans. The sport, popular in Europe but rarely seen indoors in the United States, requires participants to ride steel marathon carriages and use special harnesses to guide ponies or horses through a maze of special lanes, traffic cones with balls and gates.