The Pennsylvania Farm Show just ended, and we managed to catch the last few hours of this ginormous indoor (yes, you read that right -- indoor) agricultural exposition. It's the largest indoor "state fair" in the country, and I can tell you this: You haven't lived until you've smelled the smell of 8000 animals confined to a sprawling series of halls.
Actually, I love wandering around the Farm Show every year. Taking kids is fun, too -- but it cramps my style. They get tired after a few hours of cow watching. I could spend days looking at all the exhibits. It's not just cows, y'know. There are spinning demonstrations, cooking seminars, rodeos, my favorite goats, and so much more!
Then there's the Food Court, always our first stop. Each year, agricultural societies and trade associations offer their best made-in-Pennsylvania foods there. It's impossible to sample it all, even if you visit the Farm Show each of the eight days of its annual run. But we always make it a point to get a PA Dairymen's Association milkshake, then we try something new. This year, it was honey ice cream (OK, and maple sugar candies) -- and honey, was it smooth and delicious!
For a few more looks at the Farm Show (all captured on Saturday; for added realism, imagine two kids whining in the background), check my Flickr pics.