Officials work to ease problems during Farm Show week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Pennsylvania Farm Show is considered to be one of the largest indoor agricultural events in the United States. More than 500,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show.

People will have an opportunity to walk along 24 acres of indoor exhibition space.

In 2014, officials had to deal with congestion in locations throughout the complex. This year, people will have access to lower level hallways. That will free up walking space and ease congestion at stairways and escalators.

State police say children getting separated from adults is a big problem that they have to deal with every year. They suggest that people take pictures of their children before they come into the building, just in case.

Trooper Rob Hicks said parents should point out troopers to children and let them know they should approach someone in uniform and ask for help if they get lost.

Getting to the Farm Show can be a challenge. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said visitors should listen to 1670 AM or dial 511 on their cell phone to get traffic updates as they make their way to Harrisburg.

Message boards will flash important parking alerts and let people know if lots are full, and it’s recommended that friends and family members car pool to help lower traffic problems.

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