2009-01-01 / Local & State

PCN Gears Up For Farm Show Coverage

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PCN will start 2009 with its annual coverage of the Pennsylvania State Farm Show starting Saturday, January 10, at 10:15 a.m. with live coverage of the opening ceremonies. The show, which is in its 93rd year, is the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States.

Throughout the week, PCN will cover everything from the governor's address and high school rodeo to classic favorites like the Sheep-To-Shawl contest, the horse pull and the annual Sale of Champions. Each year the statewide network provides more than 140 hours of extensive coverage of the annual event, including more than 40 live hours.

This is the 16th year that PCN has moved its operations from the Camp Hill studios to the Farm Show.

A schedule of live events is as follows. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Be sure to regularly check the PCN Web site at www.pcntv.com for a complete program guide.

Saturday, January 10, 2009 - coverage airs from 10:15 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m. - opening ceremonies; 11:00 a.m. - PA State Police Drill Team; 11:30 a.m. - governor's address; noon - high school rodeo; 4:00 p.m. - Cumberland County 4-H Club Drill Team; 5:00 p.m. - high school rodeo.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 - coverage airs from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Noon - draft horse hitched competition; 6:00 p.m. - dog demonstration.

Monday, January 12, 2009 - coverage airs from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - maple syrup production.

Cooking demonstrations:

Noon - marinated flank steak; 1:00 p.m. - pan-seared cod; 2:00 p.m. - flat-iron steak; 3:00 p.m. - Thai veal sausage; 4:00 p.m. - beef roulade; 5:00 p.m. - gumbo; 7:00 p.m. - square dancing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - coverage airs from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - Farm Show scholarships; 9:30 a.m. - Sale of Champions; 10:00 a.m. - pony pull; 3:00 p.m. - carriage racing; 4:30 p.m. - horse pull.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - coverage airs from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - flag racing; noon - kid's pedal tractor pull or cooking demonstration; 3:00 p.m. - Sheep to Shawl; 5:00 p.m. - carriage racing II or antique tractor pull; 6:00 p.m. - shawl auction.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - coverage airs from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - USTPA team penning; 5:00 p.m. - ranch horse challenge.

Friday, January 16, 2009 - coverage airs from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - tractor square dancing; 11:00 a.m. - honey extraction.

Cooking demonstrations:

Noon - peanut butter banana breakfast shake; 1:00 p.m. - seafood omelet.

Floral demonstrations:

2:00 p.m. - flowers; 3:00 p.m. - flowers.

Saturday, January 17, 2008 - coverage airs from 2:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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