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​Planning Toolkit

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is home to countless expositions, sporting events, competitions, private dinners and much more. As a current or future customer, we are committed to assisting you in every aspect of your event planning. We take great pride in our customer service and we are anxious to begin working closely with you.

At the complex, we rent event space and related services such as tables and chairs, utilities, etc. We entrust our exclusive food and beverage provider, C & J Catering to assist you with all of your catering and food service needs. Starting as two woman operation in 2005, C&J Catering has since grown to become a reputable, reliable and recognized catering and events company in Central Pennsylvania. In addition to private events and receptions, C&J Catering manages multiple commercial kitchens, cafes, micromarkets and venues in the area. 

Our two guides below will assist you in your preliminary planning, whether you are holding a small meeting or a large convention. 

Event Guide

Our Event Guide should serve as a starting point in planning a large event at the complex. It is designed to answer the most frequently asked questions by Event Managers.

Farm Show Complex Event Guide (PDF)

Compliance for Fertilizer, Feed, Seed, and Pet Food Vendors at your event: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, is responsible for overseeing registration of Agronomic Products such as feed, fertilizers and seed and also Plant Merchant licensing program within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you have vendors that are selling feed, pet food, pet treats, fertilizer, seed or plants and nursery stock, please provide this document to them, regarding licensing regulations.

Compliance for Fertilizer Feed Seed Vendors (PDF)

Meetings and Conference Guide

It's our goal to make certain that you have a successful event, and pre-planning is a critical component in achieving that objective. To that end, we have developed this Conference and Meeting Planning Document to assist you with your smaller meetings and conferences.

Conference Meeting Planning Document (PDF)

MeetingRoomFloorPlanBuilder (Excel)

Please complete the planning document and submit to Doug Cleckner at You may also fax or mail the document to 717-783-8710 or 2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9443. Please be sure to submit a floor plan for how you want your rooms set-up.