2023 Butter Sculpture
Pennsylvania Dairy: Rooted in Progress for Generations to Come
Talented artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton spent several weeks to construct the butter sculpture, using more than 1,000 pounds of butter donated by Land O’ Lakes in Carlisle, Cumberland County.
“Pennsylvania Dairy: Rooted in Progress for Generations to Come” is the theme of the 2023 PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture, which showcases the importance of the dairy industry’s traditions and its focus on sustainability. The sculpture depicts several generations of a dairy farming family, enjoying moments and celebrating how they work together to produce wholesome food for their community in a sustainable way. CLICK HERE to read the full press release.
Why just watch the unveiling of the butter sculpture when you can enjoy eating it too! Of all the butter boards made in 2023, our friends at Savor Recipes created the best butter board of all, the Cacio e Pepe Butter Board!
2023 Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off
On Saturday, January 14, WGAL, WPMT FOX43, WBRE Scranton PA Live!, and WHTM ABC27 will be competing for the coveted title as the 2023 Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off winner! Join us at the Farm Show Complex Main Hall at 1:00pm EST to watch the teams compete LIVE!
Meet the Teams
Make Milkshakes at Home
The fun doesn’t have to stop at just watching the shake-off! Make your own delicious milkshakes in the comfort of your home with recipes courtesy of our friends at Savor Recipes.
Fill a Glass with Hope
Fill a Glass with Hope® is a partnership formed among American Dairy Association North East, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Feeding Pennsylvania and it’s member food banks, that raises funds to enable food banks to purchase fresh milk directly from their local dairies in order to distribute it to families in need.
Thanks to generous supporters, the program has distributed more than 21 million servings of fresh milk since inception through the charitable food network of pantries, soup kitchen, shelters, and feeding programs.
The 2023 Fill a Glass with Hope® campaign kicked off on Friday, January 7, 2023 as the Pennsylvania Farm Show opened and raised a record of $201,000 in donations.
The Calving Corner is the cornerstone in the “Destination Dairy” Northeast Exhibit Hall, giving visitors a firsthand look at the Pennsylvania dairy industry and providing educational learning activities for children. Visit with farmers to learn more about where you milk and dairy products come from and witness the miracle of life at Pennsylvania’s Dairy Cow Birthing Center.
The four farms that will provide cows for the exhibit this year are: Cedar Pin Farms, Franklin and Adams counties; S&A Kreider and Sons, Lancaster County; Zugstead Farm, Juniata County; and Furnace Hill Holsteins, Lebanon County.
“Destination Dairy” is located in the Northeast Hall of the Pa. Farm Show. Visit with Pennsylvania Dairy Princesses and enjoy interactive, family-friendly learning stations, including activities centered around dairy nutrition, animal care, shopping locally, and more.