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Secretary of Agriculture Encourages Pennsylvanians to Support PA Agriculture at Weekend Fall Food Fest at Farm Show

11/12/2020

Harrisburg, PA - Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today reminded Pennsylvanians that they can support PA agriculture while getting their Farm Show food fix at this weekend’s outdoor Fall Food Fest at Farm Show. The fest will take place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center from November 13-15, 2020.

“2020 has been a whirlwind year for everyone, and now more than ever we need to come together to support the industry that has sustained us through it all,” said Redding. “Join us at the Fall Food Fest at Farm Show, where you can get your Farm Show favorites and taste fresh, local products of Pennsylvania’s leading industry.”

The Fall Food Fest will take place in the North Lot of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center from Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15. Vendors will be open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.

While the fest will not include the full offering of the traditional Farm Show food court, many fan favorites will be available from the following vendors:

-       PA Dairymen’s Association (Saturday & Sunday only)

-       PA Livestock Association

-       PA Mushroom Farmers

-       PA Potato Growers

-       Snyder’s Concessions

-       Rachel’s Soft Pretzels (Friday only)

-       Forrests Feeds Co.

-       German Roasted Nuts

-       Uglies Acres

-       Hillbilly Jerky

-       Whispering Brooke Cheese Haus

-       Chocolate Moonshine

-       Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association

-       Cassel Vineyards of Hershey

A full menu of product offerings is available online.

“We’re thrilled to see a new event at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center,” said Visit Hershey & Harrisburg President & CEO Mary Smith. “The facility and its hardworking staff are a crucial component of the region’s local economy and tourism success. We applaud the extraordinary efforts made to safely host the Fall Food Fest in our destination.”

Parking is free for this outdoor event, where food and beverages will be available for purchase to grab-and-go only. Onsite seating will not be available. Masks are required onsite and patrons are asked to be respectful of six-foot social distance while waiting in vendor lines.

The virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show is scheduled to take place from Saturday, January 9-Saturday, January 16, 2021. Virtual events will be focused on education and awareness for both the general public and the agriculture industry.

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers - 717.783.2628

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