Benninghoff Reminds Residents: PA Farm Show Starts Saturday
BELLEFONTE – The Pennsylvania Farm Show begins Saturday, Jan. 5, in Harrisburg and Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) says the annual expo provides residents with a great opportunity to learn about the Commonwealth’s heritage and its No. 1 industry.

“Farming has been a way of life for a long time in many parts of Pennsylvania,” Benninghoff said. “Agriculture provides the food we eat and helps to drive our economy. It’s a proud part of our past and will play an integral role in our future.”

The annual event is held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg and will run through Jan. 12.

Admission to the event is free. Parking costs $10, which also includes a shuttle service from the lots to the complex.

“There aren’t many other places where you can load the entire family into the car, pay $10 to park and have something for everyone to do when you get there,” Benninghoff said.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the United States. It will feature approximately 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The theme for the 2013 show is “Made in PA. It makes a difference.”

This year’s farm show will feature several new attractions, including cow patty bingo, the Great Grape Stomp and a polo demonstration. Proceeds from cow patty bingo will help support the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation.

An interactive map and scheduling tool as well as a mobile app are now available at The free mobile app can be used on any mobile device or smart phone and includes all the capabilities of the online tool.

For more information on the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show, residents should visit Benninghoff’s website at

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
171st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing
717.772.9845 /
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