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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | January 23, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. bonnieb@herald-mail.com For the second time, a local family searched through the Family Living display at the Pennsylvania Farm Show for their daughters' entries and found one of them in the Best of Show display. Amy and Amber Crider attended the 90th annual Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa., last week with their parents, J. Arlan and Kathy Crider of Chambersburg, and sister Andrea, 9. "We were looking everywhere for the painting," said Amy, 15. "And we couldn't find it, then we found it at the Best of Show display.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 26, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Charles Lindsay says he loves his Belgians because they are gentle, easy to train and nice to be around. "I don't know what I'd do without my horses," the 79-year-old southern Franklin County farmer said. "Besides, I like riding behind nice rumps. " Lindsay has been living on the same farm on McDowell Road near Greencastle since he was 9 months old. "At least that's when they told me I came here. I don't remember it. " Belgian work horses have been part of his life ever since.
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December 15, 2010
Thousands of animals, competitions and food are among the many attractions awaiting visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said. Set for Jan. 8 to 15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, the eight-day show will feature 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. It is the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the United States. As a preshow appetizer, the PA Preferred Reception on Jan. 7 will feature stations offering tastings of Pennsylvania-produced foods and beverages.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 7, 2012
A common school of thought in Pennsylvania claims the state's annual agricultural showcase brings with it the worst weather of winter. But the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show opened Saturday with sunshine and temperatures that reached 60 degrees. Themed “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate,” the farm show is expected to draw 400,000 people to the state's capital through Saturday. Visitors will find 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, 290 commercial exhibits and the always-popular food court.
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January 8, 2008
Kevin Stahl, of Mercersburg, Pa., blows dust off Frosten at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa., on Sunday. Frosten won "shorthorn reserve junior champion female" on Friday at the show. Stahl, of Slate Wind Farm, said his class was judged on the cattle's femininity and thickness. The farm show runs through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Some of the traditionally popular events are still 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.
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January 12, 2011
Visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show are invited to share and record their favorite memories — old and new — of the show in a special interview. For the third year, “Voices of Farm Show” sessions will be hosted by KJ Wagner in the Department of Agriculture booth in the main hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. The exhibit will be open through Saturday. “The ‘Voices of Farm Show’ project was designed to capture the many great stories about the farm show for posterity,” Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said.
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January 10, 2013
Gentle giants exhibited by the Carbaugh family of Greencastle, Pa., took home several blue ribbons Thursday during the Draft Horse Pleasure Show at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The Carbaughs placed first in a variety of classes, including senior youth cart (ages 14 to 19), team hitch commercial, youth team hitch and youth riding. Judges for the show were Tom and Judy Smith. First-place winners for the Draft Horse Pleasure Show were: Men's Cart - Linda Bunning/Walter Rice, Benchfield Farms, Cumberland County Ladies' Cart - Emily Mitchell, Crystal View Carriage Services, Carbon County Junior Youth Cart (8 to 13)
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January 1, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg Jan. 5 to 12. This year's theme is "Presenting: Pennsylvania Agriculture, New Ideas for New Markets. The show will start at 8 a.m. and run through 9 p.m. each day except Jan. 12 when the show ends at 5 p.m. The farm show is free. There is a $5 charge for parking. There will be plenty of food available at the food court.
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January 3, 2011
Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors can learn how to create culinary masterpieces using local ingredients during live cooking demonstrations and contests featuring popular chefs, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said. “The farm show offers visitors the unique opportunity to go straight from the farm to the table,” Redding said. “The Pa. Preferred Culinary Connection is a popular attraction that brings together talented chefs to share their knowledge and imaginative recipes that can be prepared at home using local products.
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December 28, 2009
Dec. 29-31 - University of Maryland Extension office closed for winter break Jan. 5-7 - Keystone Farm Show, York, Pa. Jan. 9 - Garden Photography, Ag Heritage Center, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 717-263-9226, ext. 234, for more information. Jan. 9-16 - Pennsylvania Farm Show, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa. Jan. 12 - Franklin grazing conference, Extension Ag Heritage Center, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Call 717-263-9226 to register.
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