The Pennsylvania Farm Show food court officially opens at noon Friday. It will remain open until 9 p.m. for visitors to grab dinner.
Parking on Friday is free. When the show opens on Saturday, it will cost $15 to park.
New this year in the food court: three different flavors of chocolate-covered bacon and a fresh-baked cookie bundle. You can also sample pot pie, goulash, and meatloaf for the first time.
The show itself features several new attractions this year, including a live calf birthing booth and cider and organic produce competitions.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Friday the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the milkshake. Celebrity servers will be there and local businesses will donate $1 for each shake purchased during that time frame. The money will fund an effort that supplies food banks with fresh milk.
Watch Ali Lanyon’s live reports from the Farm Show Complex to learn more.