The 51st All-American Dairy Show is Sept. 13-18 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
The All-American features 23 shows in six days, including four full days dedicated to youth activities and nearly 2,800 animals from more than 1,200 exhibitors from across North America.
"The All-American Dairy Show is one of the leading North American dairy shows for adults and youth," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "This year's show offers a variety of events and activities alongside a showcase of some of the world's top dairy cattle."
The 11th annual Premier National Junior Events run in conjunction with the All-American Dairy Show from Sept. 13-16.
The All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale returns to the All-American from noon-5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, through Wednesday, Sept. 17. A silent auction is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 through Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Schedule highlights include:
Friday, Sept. 12
7 p.m. Pennsylvania Junior Jersey Meeting, Philadelphia Room
7 p.m. Pennsylvania Junior Brown Swiss Meeting, VIP Lounge
Saturday, Sept. 13
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Premier National Junior Event Check-In, Cameron Street Lobby
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Youth Showmanship Registration, Cameron Street Lobby
9 a.m. Pennsylvania State Junior Dairy Show, Equine Arena
6 p.m. Spotlight on Youth Social Event, Small Arena
Sunday, Sept. 14
7:30-8:30 a.m. Youth Showmanship Contest Registration, Large Arena
9 a.m.-3 p.m. All-American Dairy Show Check-In, Cameron Street Lobby
9:30 a.m. Youth Showmanship Contest, Large Arena
Noon Arrival deadline for Open Show Cattle
2:30 p.m. Senior Division Fitting Competition, Small Arena
4:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social, Small Arena
Monday, Sept. 15
7:50 a.m. Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Equine Arena
8 a.m. Premier National Junior Event Shows, Large and Equine arenas
3 p.m. Premier National Junior Event Supreme Champion Pageant, Equine Arena
7 p.m. All-American Dairy Show Banquet and Image and Obie Snider Award presentations, PA Preferred Banquet Hall
7 p.m. Judging Contest Awards Banquet, Keystone Conference Center
Tuesday, Sept. 16
9 a.m. PA Fall Holstein Championship Show and PA Holstein Futurity, Equine Arena
9 a.m. 4-H and FFA Dairy Judging Forum/Junior Dairy Management Contest, Large Arena
11 a.m. Milkshake Madness, a celebrity milkshake making contest, Dairy Activity Center
1 p.m. All-American Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Milking Shorthorn shows, Large and Equine arenas
3:30-5:30 p.m. "Come Snack with the Vendors", Dairy Activity Center
5:30 p.m. Eastern Elite Sale All Breeds Edition, Small Arena
Wednesday, Sept. 17
8 a.m. All-American Brown Swiss, National Guernsey, Red & White and Milking Shorthorn shows, Large and Equine arenas
1 p.m. All-American Ayrshire, Holstein and Jersey shows, Large and Equine arenas
4 p.m. All-American Dairy Show Herdsman Award presentations, at the winning packs
Thursday, Sept. 18
9 a.m. All-American Jersey and Holstein shows, Equine Arena
1 p.m. Supreme Champion Pageant, Large Arena
Saturday, Sept. 20
6:30 p.m. 58th PA Dairy Princess Pageant, Radisson Harrisburg, Camp Hill
For more information, call the show office at 717-787-2905 or visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Nicole L. C. Bucher, 717-787-5085