Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and experts from Penn State Cooperative Extension and the departments of horticulture, plant pathology and entomology give advice and help you solve your plant and pest problems.

Where: West 11th Street

    Master Gardener Talks and Demonstration Area

    Everyday in the Yard and Garden Area, A Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions. Take a tour around the demonstration garden with the Centre County Master Gardener as your host. Activities for youth and the butterfly house will be located here. Listen to presentations on various topics: See the Schedule of Events

    Short Talk Topics may include:

    Flower Arranging
    Saving Seeds
    Natural History of Chocolate
    Propagation Demonstration
    Container Gardening
    Tomato Grafting Demonstration
    For the Love of Garlic
    Winter Sowing
    Let's Start with Soil!
    Tomato Grafting Demonstration
    How to Construct a Raised Bed

    Potato Growers moved to the Vegetable Tent Area

    The potato plot features multiple potato varieties growing in the soil and freshly dug tubers. Whether you are a potato farmer or a backyard gardener, here's a chance to see some of the potato varieties grown in Pennsylvania plus some new varieties as well. Freshly harvested potato samples will be on display. Bring your potato growing questions to the Vegetable Tent.

    Honey Bee Demonstration

    The Honey Bee Demonstration Area, features an observation beehive, equipment, and tools of the trade. Experts from the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association and Penn State Extension are on hand to provide guidance and answer questions. For our more curious and adventurous visitors who'd like to gain a deeper understanding of beekeeping.

    2023 Event Information


    August 8, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    August 9, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    August 10 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
    2710 W. Pine Grove Road
    Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865


    Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

    Farm Show Council