You know it's Pennsylvania Farm Show time when thoughts turn to... butter?
The butter sculpture at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show pays tribute to the state's home-grown agricultural products.
The eagerly awaited 1,000-pound tableau was unveiled Thursday night. It features milk and dairy items, grapes and wine, Christmas trees, and fruits and vegetables.
The farm show is billed as the nation's largest indoor agricultural event. Held at a massive complex in Harrisburg, it formally opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 12.
The food court and equine area open at noon Friday. New food court offerings include veal meatball sandwiches, bacon on a stick, pumpkin funnel cakes and apple cider slushies.
The Farm Show features about 6,000 animals, some 10,000 exhibits and a wide variety of family-friendly fun.