HARRISBURG, PA. ? Record crowds turned out for the first weekend of the 92nd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, its director said.
Pat Kerwin estimated that more than 50,000 people filled the Harrisburg complex on Saturday.
He said Sunday was looking to pass that mark, too, in a year with even more to see than before.
"We have record entries this year across the board - animal entries and family learning," Kerwin said.
The 2008 Farm Show continues through Saturday, with some of the traditionally popular features to come.
Rodeos, which are the only events with an admission charge, are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday.
"Some people come in to reserve seats for that as early as five o'clock in the morning," Kerwin said.
New and old events scheduled
He said that a relatively new event with a strong following is tractor square dancing, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. and noon Friday. Several tractors enter the large arena and swing about while "dancing" to the music.