Small Girl, Big Ideas

The Farm Show

Apparently, the big thing every year here in Harrisburg is the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Giant butter sculpture, fried vegetables, live animals, and a lot more all in one place. I missed it last year, but with my friend Shauna's strong recommendation, decided we needed to go this year. When in Rome, am I right? The best part was the potato donut - it was airy, fluffy, and better than any normal donut I have ever had ever.






I was pretty excited to take photos next to a tractor, but it proved difficult to pose in front of sheep as Jason's allergies flared up. We left with him red eyed and sneezing. And you know, I don't look at all awkward next to sheep (*sarcasm*). I'm a city girl, born and raised, and it shows here. It was a strange experience - a lot of fried food, sweat shirts, and people pretty much staring at me left and right. I thought this was the perfect kind of outfit for a farm show - you know, as close as I own to boots, a June Carter-Cash-ish skirt, and animal rings.




coat :: tulle remixed
hat :: handmade
shirt :: banana republic outlet
belt :: target remixed
tights :: target remixed
booties :: fossil (similarremixed
hair pin :: c/o sugar cookie remixed
rings :: modcloth & asos remixed
necklace :: crave jewelry design remixed
bag :: cambridge satchel remixed

49 comments:

  1. How fun! Those potato doughnuts sound incredible.

    -Haylie

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  2. LOVE LOVE that skirt. What a fun event!
    Trish

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  3. So funny/cool to see my hometown represented in your blog! Oh the farm show ... I haven't been in years, but I see old acquaintances post about it on Facebook, hahaha. Well, I think you look great. Hope you had fun! Might need to air out your clothes after all those animal and fried smells. ;)

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  4. you look so lovely, i wish i had your warderobe <3
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  5. omg yum!! =) I always want to eat after seeing your posts!
    Great look too!
    xo,
    nancy

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  6. I love fairs and festivals, but sometimes farm shows are a little too much for me...especially when all you can smell is the animals and manure. The food is always yummy, though!

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    1. Yes! It was really off putting like in the parking lot you could smell it! Jason was really freaking out about the poop the whole time, it was kind of funny.

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  7. Potato donuts, eh? Interesting. I love potatoes in all of their glorious forms, so I am sure I would have inhaled a dozen....Also, had never been to s state fair (or anything like it) until moving to Minneapolis, and now I love going to them! Butter sculptures? Check. Baby animals? Check. Donuts and french fries and an all-you-can-drink milk stand? Check...Can't wait for summer! :)

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  8. what a fun time, and i am always intrigued by the many interesting foods you get to eat!! i love that skirt, too!

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  9. Aw I love those shoes, and all your pics! Your on my list of favourite blogs by the way :) It's becuase I love your blog...obviously :)

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    Helen

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  10. Mmmm potato donut. I'm pretty much up for trying any type of donut and now I really really want donuts... Maybe I'll buy some tomorrow!
    Anyway, your skirt here is very cool! Your bag and shoes are fantastic too. I really want to find a purse like that.

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  11. cute outfit. a potato donuts sounds super yummy.

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  12. Love your outfit.
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  13. First off: potato donut??? That already sounds wrong.:D And what's with black sheep dressed in white, isn't that racist in a way??:) I love your hair, really, your haircut is perfect!

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  14. Potato donut?? Oh Katherine, you know I need to try that one. Haha I love that you took photos in front of sheep. Also, I want this skirt. I love it every time you wear it. And to answer your question, yes, my sister-in-law used to take my phots back when I first started. That's why they used to look amazing and now they look...not to amazing haha

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  15. OMG I think I just drooled! Potatoes make for some tasty surprises... think potato bread (so soft!) and gnocchi. Yum. I think we both have a love for food!

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  16. Love these photos!
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  17. This looks like suuuch a fun time!!! I love going to things like this, it's fun to see the animals (as long as you're not allergic)
    Your skirt is awesome, I love me a good striped skirt
    xJennaD

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  18. That skirt is beyond cute! I love your farm show outfit. I'm guessing your casual was dressy to everyone else there. And I'm definitely intrigued by this potato doughnut. I am not normally a fan but I feel compelled to try one!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  19. The potato doughnut sounds intriguing!

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  20. Poor Jason! Well the photos came out lovely and that donut looks amazing ;)

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  21. that is too funny, I can definitely see people thinking you were a bit over dressed for the farm show, but only because as you said many people do in sweats & it's ok because you look amazing!! I love the flair the wedges add & the coat over that cute skirt. you're the best at winter layers! too bad about jason's allergies but always fun to try something new : ) oh, and were the donuts filled w/ potatoes or made from potatoes? i got excited for a min thinking it was a gluten free thing i could eat but i suppose if it were all potatoes that would just be a big french fry.....
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  22. HA! This post made me laugh, just because I spent YEARS avoiding the Farm Show. Except for the milkshakes, gosh those things are amazing. We had kids that we be gone from school for the whole week because of Farm Show - oh rural high schools. Plus, Farm Show always equals snow. Bleck. But, I have to say that I kind of missed it this year going back to school early. Oh, nostalgia. Hope you had fun!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  23. I have always wanted to go to a big festival like this!!! I recently learned that butter sculpting is an art...I had no idea! Maybe next year I'll venture out to Harrisburg! I'm only in lower New York!

    Love your outfit too btw! =)

    Ergo-Blog

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  24. that looks like so much fun and that donut... don't even get me started!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  25. Potato doughnut - sounds delicious! And you look great in that Anthro skirt!

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  26. I've never had a potato donut before, sounds interesting. Absolutely love your skirt and nails!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  27. Hi! I saw your comment on Rebecca's post about the Star Barn and I had to drop by because I am a neighbor! I've also taken pix there and at this Farm Show! Love your hair, following you~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  28. I just found your blog today, and I love it! Really like your style and your cute dogs.

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  29. Love your bag! This post is funny to me 'cause I grew up around farms. I'm within walking distance of horses, goats, donkeys, cows, and chickens. I tried to bury my southern-ness growing up but I've finally accepted and grown to love it. Come visit the south and you can get fried anything... Chicken gizzards, mmm. :) (just kidding.)

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  30. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  31. I remember studying butter sculpture in art history in college and I've always wanted to see it in person since then. So cool!

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  32. Yum, I'd love to try a potato donut! Great pics :)

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  33. That donut looks absolutely amazing! And I love love love your skirt - so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  34. Ok, the farm show sounds amazing. And that donut is making my mouth water! Your photos are lovely as usual :)

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  35. hahaha katherine! and i thought i had tried every kind of doughnut imaginable! never had a potato one. it looks really good. wow, i would've gone for the butter sculptures alone. hahaha you looked great! people were looking because you're so pretty :) love your skirt and top!
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  36. Ahh the donut sounds delicious! I think the sheep photo is cute! Lovely skirt!

    <3 Megan
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  37. A potato donut, sounds amazing! You look so cute, I love your skirt.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  38. Why are the goats in face masks? They look scary now. :(

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  39. You look adorable as usual and I love that coat! I enjoy farm shows even though it makes me a bit sorrowful for the animals- and, ahem, even though I am a meat-eater! Oh no! -Jess

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  40. From what you've said about your town, this festival sums it up pretty great. Your skirt is beautiful.

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  41. Ha! What a fun outing. I want to see butter sculptures.

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  42. Sounds like fun. Eep! Sorry about the allergy flare up! Are the sheep covered in something? When you wrote When in Rome I immediately thought of the song The Promise. Oh my! The days of new wave music! :)

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  43. aw man this sounds so fun! I would totally plan a weekend around something like this.

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