A Half-Ton Butter Sculpture Heralds the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show

The half-ton sculpture celebrates the opening of the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Senator Dinniman said on Facebook he will be participating in one of the Farm Show's milking contests.
Senator Dinniman said on Facebook he will be participating in one of the Farm Show’s milking contests.

A carefully sculpted scene made completely out of butter and weighing more than half a ton was unveiled in front of dozens of people who gathered to witness the unveiling ahead of the start of the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

The stunning life size sculpture that was revealed at the farm show complex in Harrisburg on Thursday portrays a dairy cow and a family showing off its baby chicks and apple pies.

According to estimates from the Agriculture Department, over half a million people are expected to visit the show this year to join in the celebration of rural life and agriculture.

The occasion, billed as the country’s largest indoor agricultural event will take place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center located on the outskirts of Harrisburg which covers an astonishing 24 acres under one roof.

While admission is free, there is $15 charge for parking. The week long show officially opens on Saturday and will run through the following Saturday.

Packed with various fun events, the show features rodeos, exhibits of modern farm equipment, square-dance contests for those who feel like showing off their moves, and over 13,000 competitive exhibits featuring horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats and rabbits.

A food court will feature an abundance of Pennsylvania’s most delicious foods that is unlikely to leave even the pickiest eaters hungry.

That is not all, though, as this event is showcasing a range of unusual events that you might be hard pressed to find anywhere else. For this year, these include something for nearly everyone’s taste, such as horse-drawn carriage racing, farm show fashions, a rabbit-hopping contest, pie-baking contests, a more competitive version of square dance on tractors and an antique tractor pulling contest.

Not only that but for lovers of good locally made pies, there will also be Pennsylvania’s greatest ever whoopie-pie contest.

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