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 and Demonstration Alley

    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. Learn about the Spotted Lanternfly and native pollinators.  Listen to 1 hr. presentations on various topics. 

    Short Talk Topics include:


    10:00 a.m.   Plant Breeding for Home Gardeners

    11:00           Flower Arranging

    1:00 p.m.     Growing Vegetables in Containers

    2:00             Grow Herbs

    3:00             Composting 101

    4:00             Pollinator Walk and Talk 


    10:00 a.m.    Plant Breeding for Home Gardeners

    11:00            Composting 101

    1:00 p.m.      Growing Vegetables in Containers

    2:00              Grow Herbs

    3:00              Flower Arranging

    4:00              Get Down and Dirty with Soil     


    10:00 a.m.     Top 10 Garden Myths and Misconceptions

    11:00             Building a Raised Bed     

    1:00 p.m.        Get Down and Dirty with Soil   

    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. Visit the tent or walk up the hill to the bee hives. Find out more about pollinator bees in addition to honey bees. 

    2024 Event Information


    August 13, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    August 14, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    August 15 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