4 Events Not to Miss at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition will take place from September 30 to October 9. Don’t miss these four events while you’re there.

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition will take place September 30 to October 9 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Go to their website to register and see a list of exhibitors.

Don’t miss these four events while you’re out enjoying the show:

1. The KILE Trade Show

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) trade show will take place October 6 through 9 in the Northeast Hall. Attendees can visit booths and learn more about different companies. The show is family friendly and will offer games and a spectator’s guide for children. Read more about their games and guide on their website.

2. BBQ State Championship Contest

The ninth annual Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship will take place October 7 and 8 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. There will be a total of $7,250 in prize money. According to their website, contestants can select from four categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork (shoulder or Boston butt), brisket or select all four. The grand champion must excel by barbecuing all four categories of meat and only one entry per team per category is allowed in the meat division. The rules on meat preparation can be found on the Kansas City Barbeque Society website.

3. Stock Show University Fitting Clinic

TheStock Show University Fitting Clinic will take place October 3 at 7 p.m. Professors Kyle Fleener and Lacey Murray will present and the clinic is free to attend. This event is sponsored by Sullivan Supply. There will also be a Live Hog Evaluation Contest that will take place on October 9 at noon.

4. Open Horse Show

The Open Horse Show will take place September 30 to October 2 and a class list can be found on their website. The entry fee is $10 per class, PEC entry fee is $20 per class and a $45 fee per stall. There will be no refunds after September 22. A scholarship opportunity is also available to anyone who has exhibited or assisted with the Open Horse Show. The applicant must be enrolled in a degree or certification program at a post-secondary or graduate level institution, according to their website. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded at noon on October 2.

Photo courtesy of KILE