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10/14/2019

2020 PA Farm Show Asks Pennsylvanians, ‘Oh, Say, Can You Sing?’

Harrisburg, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today invited singers statewide to enter “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?”, a star-spangled sing-off to win a chance to inspire 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors with their voices. Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented Pennsylvanian singing the national anthem live, and the contest, which runs until Monday, October 28, 2019, will determine who wins the honor of singing each morning.

“In 2020 the PA Farm Show invites you to Imagine the Opportunities in Pennsylvania agriculture,” Secretary Redding said. “Starting each day with the national anthem of the land of opportunity is the best way to set an inspirational tone for what will prove to be our best Farm Show ever.”

The contest is open to Pennsylvania residents of all ages – both individuals and groups. Contestants enter by uploading a video of themselves singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” without instrumental accompaniment, to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook page, facebook.com/pafarmshow.

Videos must be uploaded between October 14, at 8:00 AM EST and Monday, October 28, at 12:00 PM EST. Entrants who do not have Facebook accounts may submit a video via a parent, guardian or organization’s account.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. Finalists will be posted for fan voting by Facebook likes from November 4 through November 11. Five winners in the Individual category and five winners in the Group category will be selected and announced on Facebook. Winners must be present at the Farm Show Complex by 7:45 AM on the day they are selected to sing. A winner will sing live at 8:00 AM each day of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show, from January 4-11.

Full contest details are available here or on the Farm Show Facebook page. Find out more about the Pennsylvania Farm Show at farmshow.pa.gov.

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