Fear not — the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show will be virtual, but it will still have a butter sculpture.
In addition to the popular half-ton dairy installation, the Farm Show will have 24/7 live duckling and beehive cams, cooking demonstrations using Pennsylvania ingredients, daily live demonstrations, and evening bedtime stories for children, the Ag Department said Wednesday.
Some traditional non-animal competitions, such as those for Christmas trees and wine, will also be held.
The details are some of the first the agency has released since August’s announcement that the Farm Show would shift online because of the continuing threat from COVID-19.
A full list of competitive events will be released once health guidelines are finalized, the Ag Department said. Competitive events will not require the purchase of an animal.
The event, normally held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, will run Jan. 9 to 16.
Full-length live events will be streamed both on the Pennsylvania Farm Show's Facebook page and the platforms of Pennsylvania Cable Network, or PCN.