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[deleted] t1_j3m18yr wrote

The farm show needs to trend back to being an event for people in the agricultural industry, and not a place for people to shuffle around aimlessly slurping down milkshakes.


five_eight t1_j3o4etk wrote

I think your sentiment is what resulted in the competing event in York during the same time frame. Equipment/tractors, fertilizers, feeds, etc. Much less petting, gawking, milkshaking. I'd have gone to both but can't be two places.


Blexcr0id t1_j3ql94u wrote

Lots of spotless Carhartt jackets and shiny boots this year.


[deleted] t1_j3qnj3z wrote

I figured the Yellowstone fans would be out in full force.


Blexcr0id t1_j3qot4x wrote

I mean, it's still a really cool event (& free!) where you can check out a buncha stuff about agriculture in PA. Definitely not what it was but most things change and the number of smaller family farms get acquired for subdivisions, warehouses, or corporate farming.


visualbang t1_j3mkhd1 wrote

Milkshakes do sound good, but is it work the trek there with my kids to see everything else?


[deleted] t1_j3n46mb wrote

I’m sure the kids will like it.

It’s always super crowded though, and it makes being an animal exhibitor pretty hard sometime. People won’t give you any space when trying to move animals to the arenas, or constantly trying to pet your animals. I think things have gotten better in that regard, but I was always on the lookout for kids on leashes, as they seemed to be the unpredictable ones.

Even getting into the farm show complex with livestock in the trail is frustrating, as traffic down there is horrible and people are always cutting you off or braking for no reason.


five_eight t1_j3opeb4 wrote

You already missed PA High School Rodeo which is free and two sessions of good clean fun. Try to remember for next year; the kids will get a big kick out of it.