100 years of Pennsylvania Farm Show chronicled


HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Farm Show 100th anniversary book, which was unveiled in August during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, will be available during the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

4-H alum author

The book’s author, Mary Klaus, will be on-site throughout the event to autograph copies as collector’s items. Klaus, a former Westmoreland County 4-H member and a Harrisburg journalist for decades, has reported on the Pennsylvania Farm Show for 37 years.


Hold Your Horses! The Pennsylvania Farm Show at 100, a 176-page hardbound collectible book, was published by the Friends of Farm Show Foundation to commemorate the 100th show. The book will be available throughout the show at $28 per copy.

Copies can also be purchased online at http://pafarmshowbook.com. Shipping and handling fees will apply.


Visitors will not only be able to have their books signed by the author, but will also have the chance to have a commemorative cancellation stamp included. The Friends of the Farm Show Foundation has been working with the United States Postal Service on the creation of a one-of-kind, one-time cancellation stamp to commemorate the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show. 


The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 9-15 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is accessible from nearby Interstate 81. For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.


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