The Circleville Pumpkin Show began in October 1903 as an event for residents and visitors of Circleville, OH and to display the best of Pickaway County’s agriculture. (See more Pumpkin Show history.) I personally have always known it as the best thing to do in the month of October for so many reasons!
One of the benefits of growing up in a smaller school in Pickaway county was not having school during the Pumpkin Show. Yes, that’s right! It is a huge event that requires the involvement of the community, which meant no school for me growing up! The admission-free festival packs live entertainment, parades, the Miss Pumpkin Show pageant and an amazingly vast array of pumpkin-flavored fair food into 5 days every mid-October. Is is any wonder they call it “The Greatest Free Show on Earth?”
Circleville, Ohio is only about a 30-minute drive from Columbus – which was an easy trek for me last Friday. These days, however my excitment for the Circleville Pumpkin Show surrounds the food, rather than the parades – and I have to say, this year it did not disappoint! Because I love them, I took my younger cousin and sister with me and below is a summary of our adventure:
Arrive in Circleville
Head to Corndog stand
Head to pumpkin pizza stand
Eat pumpkin pizza
Browse the craft booths
Take picture of giant pumpkin winners! (see above)
Head to Schmidt’s Sausage Haus stand
Buy pumpkin cream puff (this one was not for me!)
Head to pumpkin ice cream stand
Eat pumpkin ice cream
Depart Circleville Pumpkin Show
If you happen to be in Central Ohio in October 2012 – it will be WELL worth your while to take a trip to the Pumpkin Show – trust me!
One of the great things about being a student at the Fisher College of Business is the opportunity to learn about new cultures and different types of people. A very diverse group of students, staff and faculty make up the Fisher community and it is this diversity of people that enriches my educational and social experience.
Beyond working with classmates from around the world, I was able to actually experience new cultures through events hosted at Fisher last year. For example, the Diwali Dinner and UTSAV were two awesome events put on by the Fisher Indian Students Association (FISA). At these events I was able to learn more about Indian customs, food and dress! Also, the Chinese Business Professional Association (CBPA) hosted a Chinese New Year event that included a traditional Chinese food feast and fashion show. I think the best part of these types of events (besides the great food) is the fact that my classmates were able to teach me about their cultures in a fun and open way. What’s also great is that there are many different events like these going on all year, and hosted by many different Fisher students organizations (over 30 of them). AND we get the opportunity to spend this time with Fisher grad students outside the MLHR program!
My diverse friends and new experiences as a Fisher grad student are ones that will last a lifetime!
Clearly, the author of this blog is the human on the right! My name is Stacey Myers and over the next academic year I will attempt to inform and entertain you about my life as a student at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.
Here is a quick rundown of my educational background:
Graduated from Ohio State in 2010, BS in Business Administration, Specialization: HR
Completed first year in the Master of Labor and Human Resources (MLHR) program
Just returned to Fisher from my AWESOME HR internship at Cardinal Health in Dublin, OH
I want to say how valuable my experience in the MLHR program has been. I enjoyed my time as an undergraduate student; however I truly feel that my understanding and passion for Human Resources has grown exponentially since I began classes in the MLHR program last September. In addition, the close-knit nature of my classmates has made the program FUN! Our class has become a family, and I am so glad to be back at school so I can see my friends who have spent the last three months at internships all across the United States.
Throughout the year I will certainly talk to you more about my life, in and out of Fisher, but for now I will give you a few more highlights.
Although being a grad student in the MLHR program, and working as a Graduate Assistant for MLHR Recruiting and Admissions takes up a good deal of my time, here are the hobbies that balance my life:
Reading! (Not necessarily textbooks, though)
Baking and learning to cook
Spending time with my husband of three weeks, and kitten of 6 months
Exploring the fantastic city of Columbus, OH
Heading the Community Service committee for the Graduate Human Resources Association (GHRA) at Fisher
I will certainly talk about all of these things throughout the year and how they relate to my experience as grad student at the Fisher College of Business – so keep checking back!