Hundreds of thousands of people pass through the farm show, leaving quite the mess behind. Maintenance crews are putting in long hours to get the cleanup done. "We actually start as soon as the farm show is over, we'll start taking down the things that we can because the public still sticks around, so we'll start there and work 24 hours a day," says Steve McGinley, Maintenance Supervisor.
Over 4,000 trash bags are needed to haul away all the trash generated during the show. "Until it's all said and done we'll have taken out over 70 tons of trash down to the incinerator and that is just people trash," says McGinley.
Workers spending time removing the butter from the sculpture, which will later be used for Biofuel. They are also cleaning out stalls and even getting rid of the farm show smell. "After we get rid of the straw we actually run floor scrubbers and then we will use an odor counteractent [eliminator] that will actually neutralize all of the smells so that our next show comes in and were ready to roll," says McGinley.
Everything big and small will be removed by Friday. The dirt will be replaced with carpet, just in time for the Pennsylvania Auto Show.