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97th annual PA Farm Show kicks off

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

It is that time of year again, when people from across the Midstate flock to Harrisburg for the Farm Show. This year marks the 97th annual.

People go to the farm show for two main reasons -- the animals and the food.

"Uhh potato donuts, milkshakes," said Jill Kennedy of Lancaster. "There's animals here? Yeah, we look at the animals."

"I get the milkshakes, the donuts. I love the horse, they're my favorite part," said Kayla Gotshall of Harrisburg.

"I love PA. We have diverse agriculture here. Of course we have cows, we have piggies and I got to see both of those," said Linda Amos of York. "And of course I was at the food court. We had some really good PA food, which I appreciate."

Farm Show officials said the best way to show appreciation is to buy local. That is why this year's Farm Show theme is "Made in PA Makes a Difference."

Officials want people to know that their favorite farm show treats come from PA farms in hopes it will encourage Midstaters to buy local.

"Quality-wise, you get fresh -- nothing shipped in," said Lois Rankin, the Executive Secretary for the Pennsylvania Livestock Association. "It spills over into other areas of the economy."

The Farm Show runs through January 12.

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