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Circleville Pumpkin Show

Nothing symbolizes the arrival of autumn more than Pumpkins. If you're looking for pumpkins with a flair of homespun Americana, there's no better place to go than to one of the nation's largest pumpkin festivals - the 109th Circleville Pumpkin Show, October 21-24 in Circleville (25 miles south of Columbus in Central Ohio).

The Circleville Pumpkin Show attracts over 400,000 visitors to this small Midwest community of 13,000.  Visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries come to see giant pumpkins, 7 parades, entertainment, contests and sample pumpkin-flavored delicacies.  Reportedly Ohio's oldest and largest festival, this show has been called "The Greatest Free Show on Earth" since admission is free.

The Circleville Pumpkin Show kicks off with area pumpkin growers vying for the coveted Giant Pumpkin Trophy.  The current Giant Pumpkin record at the Circleville Pumpkin Show holder was grown by Circleville's Robert & Jo Liggett at 1964 pounds. Pumpkin fans hope this year's winning pumpkin will break  the 2000 pound mark!

The Circleville Pumpkin Show is filled with family entertainment including live music, 7 parades each with its own theme, amusement rides and over 400 food booths, games, retail and craft vendors. 

The Circleville Pumpkin show covers more than nine city blocks in downtown Circleville.  More than 100,000 pounds of pumpkins, squash and gourds are featured in a large street display.  There are also displays of canned goods, baked goods, flower show, fruits and vegetables, home arts and crafts and a fine art show.

Circleville welcomes everyone to the "Greatest Free Show on Earth".

Circleville Pumpkin Show
159 E Franklin Street

Circleville, Ohio 43113

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Local Number: (740) 474-7000

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Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Events Dates:

10/21/2015 - 10/24/2015



Record Giant Pumpkin for 2014

Record Giant Pumpkin grown by Bob & Jo Liggett weighing 1964 pounds!

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