Celebrating the Family Farm in Hershey, PA.

A crowd of more than 30,000 was on hand Saturday to hear nearly a dozen artists at the Farm Aid 2012 concert at HersheyPark Stadium. The all-star farm benefit show is now in its 27th year. This was its second time in Pennsylvania. (MATT SMITH / Express-Times)

HERSHEY, Pa. - If you thought Farm Aid went the way of the Sony Walkman or the Grateful Dead, you weren't in Chocolate Town USA on Saturday, when 30,000 people turned HersheyPark Stadium into an organic oasis celebrating the family farm and the healthy food movement - not to mention homegrown American music.

Now in its 27th year, the all-star benefit concert, started by country-music legend Willie Nelson to help farmers survive the mid-1980s foreclosure crisis, is still going strong.
No longer a one-day event, Farm Aid has evolved into a national organization promoting the interests of family farmers.

The event returned to Pennsylvania, where agriculture remains the number-one industry, for only the second time in its run.

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