A Few Glimpses of the Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 11, 2015(updated on October 3, 2018)

Best of Show

The 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show opened up today in Harrisburg. I spent most of the day at the Fillmore Container booth, demonstrating some recipes from Preserving by the Pint and chatting with people about new guidelines for jar lids, good things to pressure can, and some of the fun jar accessories on display.

January 10

I slipped away from the booth a couple times to scout out the rest of the show. It was intensely crowded, so I didn’t manage to take more than a few pictures, but I thought I’d share some of the scenes I did capture.

Jazzy Jars

I heard that there were a lot more entries to the Jazzy Jar Contest this year than in those past. Jars are hot!

dusty air in the farm show complex

Dust motes in the sunbeams.

prize winning preserves at the PA Farm Show

Some of the entries in the preserves contests. I always enjoy seeing the wide variety of new and old jars people use to hold their fruits and vegetables.

4 responses to “A Few Glimpses of the Pennsylvania Farm Show”

  1. Love the pics! I hope to get out to Harrisburg for this someone, but it’s so far for us from Philly. Luckily there’s some great fairs in rural Jersey.

  2. I went yesterday for the first time ever…boy, it was crowded! Next year I’ll make a point of going on a weekday. It was a lot of fun, there was so much to see and explore. I waited about 30 minutes for a milkshake; glad it lived up to the hype!

  3. We drove out to the fair on Friday, from central NJ. Quite the trek, but so thankful we went. The kids had a blast. They tasted your Spiced Apple Half-Moons and loved them. I will have to try them next year, but maybe with honey instead of sugar.
    So, thankful I started following Fillmore Containers because of your blog and heard about the fair.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Partners

    Fillmore Container banner ad EcoJarz banner ad Awareness Lift banner ad McDonald paper banner ad