PARADE NIGHT!       Wednesday, October 9th , 2019 @ 7:00 pm

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Parade Information:

The Manheim Community Farm Show Parade is on Wednesday night.

Like previous years, we will have 2 announcers. One will be located on Hazel Street close to the Ferdinand Street intersection, and on the square.

A few reminders, the Manheim Borough Council has passed an ordinance, that no items may be placed on the sidewalks until 4:00 PM before the start of any parade.

All roads will be closed by 6:30 PM. the night of the parade.

Also the last entry of the parade will be a trash pick-up. Help us keep the streets clean.

See you Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 PM!

PARADE ROUTE: Parade starts at the corner of Memorial Drive and East High streets proceeding west to Hazel Street, south on Hazel Street to Stiegel Street, west on Stiegel Street to Main Street, north on Main Street to Gramby Street, east on Gramby Street, ending at Laurel Street.

2019 MANHEIM FARM SHOW:   Saturday October 5th-Friday October 11

   Note:  MCSD has NO SCHOOL DAYS off during our 2019 Manheim Farm Show

Children’s Coloring Page:  Ages 4-9  1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive a Farm Show french fry coupon

 Manheim Farm Show children’s coloring page

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What a 2018 Manheim Farm Show Week!   

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The mission of the Manheim Community Farm Show is to promote agriculture, crafts and competition in a friendly environment that encourages family values and cooperation.      

                                                                                  Welcome back to the best week of the year!
Every year hundreds of volunteers give thousands of hours of their time to provide a week that is special in so many ways. Some of them work throughout the year on the buildings and grounds to have them looking great for Farm Show week. Some help with set up and tear down. Others do a lot of planning behind the scenes that makes it all run smoothly (we hope!), and others simply show up during the week and ask what needs to be done. It all adds up to a great group of people working together for a great community event. The change of pace of Farm Show week provides the opportunity to connect with people we haven’t seen for a while. Over 25 food stands allow us to stay out of our kitchens at home for the week and support churches and civic groups. The livestock auction Friday evening enables us to support 4-H and FFA students by buying their animals. All the agricultural displays remind us where our food comes from. And all the departments being judges allow us to engage in friendly competition going for the blue ribbon. While we’ve kept the parts of the show that people have loved over the years, we have added a few new things this year. A church service in the arena Sunday morning, a giant inflatable Titanic on the ball field, and a mechanical bull on Farm Show Lane!
Regardless if you’ve been to all the previous 65 Farm Shows or you’ve never been to one we hope to see you there this year!
Glen Stoltzfus – President of The Manheim Community Farm Show



ABOUT the Manheim Community Farm Show

The Manheim Farm Show grounds are located at 502 Adele Avenue (next to Manheim Central High School) , while food stands are located along the avenue in the vicinity of Manheim Central High School Rettew Field and Veterans Memorial Park.  Its annual date is set as the first full week of October the week following the New Holland Fair.   Admission and parking are free.

Manheim’s present-day Farm Show was launched in the early ’50s, when the Community Farm Show Association was reorganized (for a second time). According to the book, Manheim Revisited, the tradition of holding a Farm Show in Manheim dates to the 1920s when it was first held in the basement of the Waughtel Moving Picture House on West Ferdinand Street. Two years later, large tents set up on Market Square played host to the show.

Click this link to learn more about our history:  50 Year History Manheim Farm Show 2003 by D Dourte

Early years Farm Show on the square in Manheim

Dedication Ceremony Manheim Community Farm Show Champions Arena
Dedication Ceremony Manheim Community Farm Show Champions Arena The Manheim Community Farm Show is pleased to announce that the construction
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Manheim Farm Show Champions’ Arena
Manheim Farm Show Champions’ Arena Thanks to all the hundreds of volunteers who spent thousands of hours to complete this building
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