But, as rural as parts of the state are, I've never been to a Farm Show. I never joined 4H or the Boy Scouts or anything like that, so the closest I ever came to livestock was an occasional trip to the petting zoo.
However, if you are living in Central Pennsylvania, enjoy things like country music and penning sheep and want to see The Hungry Detective star Chris Cognac, head on down to the 2007 Pennsylvania Farm Show starting on January 6th at the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. According to a press release announcing the festivities, the highlights will include:
Culinary Connection - Host of the TV show, 'The Hungry Detective,' Chris Cognac, will entertain visitors with his culinary skills. In addition, five winning regional chefs will vie for the title of the PA Preferred Best Chef in Pennsylvania.
OK...I'm not 100% sure what is meant by "entertain[ing] visitors with his culinary skills" means. Not to cast any aspersions on Mr. Cognac's skills in the kitchen, but the point of his show is that he goes around getting other people to cook for him, so I'm guessing that he'll be operating in more of a host/emcee capacity. Either way, it should be good stuff. Guys like Cognac and George Duran (why don't I blog on him more?) are great for this sort of thing because you could probably plunk them down anywhere and they'd be able to strike up a conversation.
In case you're going:
The Pennsylvania Farm Show runs Jan. 6-13 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. Admission is free. Parking is $5. For more information, a complete schedule, or to make a reservation for the opening dinner, visit http://www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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