How many years did the Harvest Show run before its last show in 2002?


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Since its beginnings in the 19th century, PHS had had Fall Shows, and many of them, especially ones held in September, celebrated the season's bounty with displays of fruits and vegetables. They are descibed in year-by-year entries in James Boyd's A history of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1827-1927,  ( Philadelphia, Printed for the Society, 1929).

Read Boyd's History here.

The 20th century Harvest show ran 1942 - 2002

The Show we call the Harvest Show is associated with World War II Victory Gardens. They were called Victory Garden Harvest Shows and were organized by PHS and held in Philadelphia.

Then, for several years, PHS and Temple organized the Harvest Shows at Temple/Ambler  

From 1969 to 1981, PHS produced Harvest Shows at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.

In 1982, the Harvest Show moved from Memorial Hall to the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park.

The last Harvest Show was in 2002.

Images of past Harvest Shows are in our online digital archive here.

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  • Last Updated Mar 27, 2023
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