The top dairy cattle from across the nation will be on display during an upcoming weeklong show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, according to Senator Elder Vogel, a dairy farmer and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.
Approximately 3,000 animals and 2,000 exhibitors from across the United States and Canada will participate in the 50th All-American Dairy Show, which runs September 7 through 12.
“As one of the thousands of dairy farmers from across Pennsylvania, I know the time, effort and dedication that go into running a farm,” said Senator Vogel. “This show provides an excellent opportunity for farmers to exhibit their cattle and for the public to have fun while learning about the vital role agriculture and our farming families play in our everyday lives.”
This year marks the event’s 50th anniversary and will include a number of special events. A free country music concert with Greg Bates begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The All-American Dairy Show will conclude with the selection of the Supreme Champion cow and heifer on Thursday, Sept 12, at approximately 2 p.m.
The 10th Premier National Junior Events will feature youth shows, contests and programs themed “Stars Shine Brighter in Harrisburg.” Opening Ceremonies are set for Sunday, Sept. 8, at 4:30 p.m. and will conclude with the selection of Supreme Champion cow and heifer on Monday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m.
The 16th All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show, featuring items from all segments of the dairy industry, will run and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during show week.
More information and a complete schedule of events are available at www.allamerican.state.pa.us.