Schedule Announced for 50th All-American Dairy Show

Schedule Announced for 50th All-American Dairy Show

Events Start a Week Earlier, Sept. 7-12

The 50th All-American Dairy Show is set for Sept. 7-12, a week earlier than past shows, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

This golden jubilee features 22 shows in six days – including four full days dedicated to youth activities – and more than 2,500 animals shown by nearly 1,000 exhibitors from across the nation.

“The All-American Dairy Show has stood the test of time, and has grown into one of the leading national dairy shows for adults and youth,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “High quality cattle will take center stage along with a variety of special events and activities to celebrate this milestone anniversary.”

Several annual show events have shifted to different dates and times due to special celebratory activities.

The 10th annual Premier National Junior Events run in conjunction with the All-American Dairy Show from Sept. 7-9.
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The tentative 2013 schedule is:

Friday, Sept. 6
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. White Show Pants Exchange, Barn B
Noon – 5 p.m. All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show, Dairy Activity Center
7 p.m. Pennsylvania Junior Jersey Meeting, Philadelphia Room
7 p.m. Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Meeting, VIP Lounge

Saturday, Sept. 7
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All-Dairy Activities and Collectibles Show, Dairy Activity Center
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Premier National Junior Show Check-In, Cameron Street Lobby
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Silent Auction, Dairy Activity Center
9 a.m. Pennsylvania Junior Dairy Show, Equine Arena
Noon Cattle Arrival Deadline for Premier National Junior Events
1 – 4 p.m. Dairy Oxen Demonstration, Large Arena
5 –7 p.m. Volunteer Appreciation Reception, PA Preferred Banquet Hall
6 p.m. Spotlight on Youth Social Event, Small Arena

Sunday, Sept. 8
7 – 8:30 a.m. Youth Showmanship Contest Registration, Large Arena
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show, Dairy Activity Center
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Silent Auction, Dairy Activity Center
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 Cattle arrival deadline for Open Show Cattle
1– 4 p.m. Dairy Oxen Demonstration, Equine Arena
2:30 p.m. Senior Division Fitting Competition, Large Arena
4 – 6:30 p.m. Golden Jubilee Wine and Cheese Reception, Main Hall
4:30 p.m. Premier National Junior Events Opening Ceremony, Small Arena. Welcome by Agriculture Secretary George Greig. Ice Cream Social and Show Shirt Check-In
7 p.m. Youth Benefit Auction, Small Arena
7:30 p.m. Mid-Atlantic Milking Shorthorn Junior Taco Party, Philadelphia Room

Monday, Sept. 9
7:50 a.m. Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Small Arena
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show, Dairy Activity Center
8 a.m. Premier National Junior Shows, Large and Equine Arenas
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Silent Auction, Dairy Activity Center
2:30 p.m. Premier National Junior Supreme Champion Pageant, Equine Arena
7 p.m. Judging Contest Awards Banquet, Keystone Conference Center
7 p.m. All-American Dairy Show “got milk?” Banquet, PA Preferred Banquet Hall, Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program. Image and Obie Snider Awards Presentations

Tuesday, Sept. 10
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show, Dairy Activity Center
9 a.m. Pennsylvania Fall Holstein Championship Show and Futurity Show, Large Arena
9 a.m. 4-H, FFA Dairy Judging Forum/Jr. Dairy Management Contest, Equine Arena
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Silent Auction, Dairy Activity Center
11 a.m. Celebrity Milkshake Madness Contest, Dairy Activity Center
1 p.m. All-American Ayrshire Show – Calves, Heifers, Dry Cows, Large Arena
1 p.m. All-American Milking Shorthorn Show – Calves, Heifers, Dry Cows, Equine Arena
1 p.m. All-American Brown Swiss Show – Calves, Heifers, Dry Cows, Equine Arena
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. “Come Snack with the Vendors,” Dairy Activity Center
4 p.m. All-Dairy Antique Auction, Dairy Activity Center
5:30 p.m. Eastern Elite Holstein Sale, with Select Color Breeds, Small Arena

Wednesday, Sept. 11
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show, Dairy Activity Center
8 a.m. All-American Brown Swiss Show – Cows, Equine Arena
8 a.m. All-American Red & White Show, Large Arena
9 a.m. All-American Guernsey Show, Large Arena
9 a.m. All-American Milking Shorthorn Show – Cows, Equine Arena Followed by: Mid-Atlantic Milking Shorthorn Society general membership meeting, Pittsburgh Room (two hours after completion of cow show)
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Silent Auction, Dairy Activity Center
1 p.m. All-American Ayrshire Show – Cows, Large Arena
1 p.m. All-American Holstein Show – Calves, Heifers, Dry Cows, Equine Arena
1 p.m. All-American Jersey Show – Calves, Heifers, Dry Cows, Equine Arena
4 p.m. All-American Dairy Show Herdsman Awards, at winning packs
7 p.m. National Dairy Shrine Banquet, PA Preferred Banquet Hall

Thursday, Sept. 12
8 a.m. All-American Jersey Show – Cows, Equine Arena
8 a.m. All-American Holstein Show – Cows, Equine Arena. Supreme Champion Pageant – Cows, Heifers, Bred & Owned. Large Arena, immediately following Holstein and Jersey shows

Saturday, Sept. 21
6:30 p.m. 56th Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant, Radisson Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill

For more information, call the show office at 717-787-2905 or visit
www.allamerican.state.pa.us.

03.12.2013