Consho Man Sculpts in Butter for PA Farm Show

The sculpture for the PA farm show is nearly 1,000 pounds.

The richest of Pennsylvania Farm Show traditions was unveiled Thursday evening in a nearly 1000-pound creamy carving.

This year’s life-size butter sculpture -- historically kept secret until the show's about ready to start -- depicts a young 4-H member and his prized calf at a county fair.

The sculpture -- displayed in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg -- was created by Jim Victor of Conshohocken, Montgomery County.

About the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show:

• The Pennsylvania Farm Show, set for Jan. 7 to 14, is the largest indoor agricultural event in the U.S. and is free for visitors.

• The Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg houses 24 acres under roof, spread throughout 11 buildings and includes three arenas.

• Nearly 400,000 folks come from around the world to see the show, which includes roughly 300 commercial exhibitors and over 13,000 competitive exhibits.

• The annual show opens with a visit from the governor and two performances by the Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo.

• The show features a 60-year-old art deco merry-go-round comprised of 30 horses and two chariot seats. A ride costs $2 that benefits the PA Farm Show Scholarship Fund and the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association.


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