On Saturday morning, my Mom and I took a few hours and visited the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Circleville is about 30 minutes south of Columbus. The Pumpkin Show began in 1903 and is now one of the largest festivals in the country (however, if you say “Pumpkin Festival”, the locals will correct you.) It’s a pretty big deal; especially in Roundtown.
The Pumpkin Show features anything you can think of (and wouldn’t think of) to eat made of pumpkin – pizza, waffles, pie, donuts, fudge, cake, brownies, cappuccino, chilli, ice cream, pancakes, cannoli, burgers, and more. And to coincide with the festival idea to fry anything and everything, there’s also deep-fried pumpkin pie. There’s many, many other options if you don’t want pumpkin related food. You shouldn’t leave hungry.
Also at the Pumpkin Show, there are parades, rides, games, singers, demonstrations, crafts, and more. There’s a queen’s contest to win the title of Miss Pumpkin Show. Another big hit is the six foot in diameter pumpkin pie that is in the window of Lindsey’s Bakery. Another contest is the Biggest Pumpkin. Dr. Liggett have raised the largest pumpkins for the past several years.
Mark your calendars for next year’s Pumpkin Show - October 17-20, 2012. It’s worth your trip for great entertainment!