Known worldwide, this particular culture is a landmark of Pennsylvania. Localy, it's easy to see, that their fight to block progress is being lost. Electricity is too powerful even for the Amish.
So, halfway from the exclusive dedication to natural resources and the use of technological progress, they keep selling the differences, while surrendering to TV, movies or the efficiency of electronic cash registers.
Now, I have never personally owned any livestock and no one from my family here in PA has either. But we still got off of school when the farm show rolled around! The complex is huge and while the farm show is the biggest event, there are always things going on here...things I never knew about until recently. For example, Pennsylvania has its own "PA High School Rodeo Association" (they never offered that at my high school) and a show...there's also bull riding mania and soon...the long awaited cow parade. LOTS of horse shows, auctions and sales take place here, too.
Yep, this is typical Pennsylvania...
*The complex is located on Cameron Street--from Center City, take Forester down to the end and take a left and take your immediate right onto Herr St. At the stoplight (there's a sunoco gas station on the corner), take another left onto Cameron. If you pass some PROjects, a Popeyes Chicken and a Burger King you're on the right path! It's a little bit up on the left hand side. (I know this area so well b/c it's how I get to rt. 322 and I know better than to make a wrong turn here...did that once and won't do it again)
Harrisburg has coalesced from many smaller communities in its growth to become the capital city of Pennsylvania. Some of those small communities have been absorbed into larger neighbors but today there still are a dozen distinct neighborhoods within the big city.
These neighborhoods are:
Allison Hill... oldest neighborhood that remains; Mount Pleasant area with tree-lined residential streets where people with a wide diversity of ethnic backgrounds live
Bellevue Park... planned community with wooded lots and winding roads and cul-de-sacs; mansions are prevelant in his very upscale area
Camp Curtin... on the north of Harrisburg, abutting Uptown
Capitol District... the region immediately surrounding the Capitol building; Forster St. to State St. and 3rd St. to the Susquehanna River
Central Business District (Downtown Harrisburg)... runs from the Capitol District to the Susquehana River and from Shipoke to Midtown to I-83
City Island... in the Susquehanna River
East Harrisburg... I-83 to the Capital Area Greenbelt and Susquehanna Township to Allison Hill
Midtown... Forster Street to Maclay Street and 7th Street to the Susquehanna River
Shipoke... the smallest of the Harrisburg neighborhoods; I-83 to Paxton Street and Race Street to the Susquehanna River
Uptown... ZIPCODE 17110; includes parts of the Susquehanna River and the AMtrak rail lines
About a mile long (all along front street), it consists of a three day long barrage of food, candy live music.
Many artist come down to sell their goods and you can count of the whole of central PA coming down for it.
Its right along the water and the weather is usually warm because its the week of Labor day in September.
There are contstant activities going on in the river too, including speed boat races.
One day should be enough to savor what Kapona has been offering millions for years.
From what I saw in Harrisburg I noticed the people were all from diffrent cultures, but were all very nice, the guy who worked at the Hollywood cafe was iialian and a very nice guy, really there are no custums you must have just be yourself and it wll all go smoth.