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History of the Greatest Free Show On Earth
The Circleville Pumpkin Show had its beginning in the fall of 1903 when the mayor, George Haswell, cenceived the idea of inviting the farmers of the area to display fruits of their harvest on the streets of Circleville and the event has endured for more than 80 years. During the two world wars, the event was postponed for three years. Business interests of the town supported Mayor Haswell's idea with vigor and this same spirit still moves the citizens of Pickaway County in preparing for this annual event that attracts over 400,000 visitors to this small community each year in October.
The Circleville Pumpkin Show has attracted worldwide attention and acclaim and is now considered as one of the major festivals in the United States. Its visitor come from all across the 50 states and many foreign contries.
You really must see it to believe it!
Largest Pumpkin Squash - call Kenneth Crabtree, Trustee, (614) 474-4097
Fruits and Vegetable Show
Baked Goods and Bake a Pumpkin Pie
Window Trimming Contest
Home Arts and Crafts
Little Miss Pumpkin Show Parade
Miss Pumpkin Show Parade
Parade of Bands
Civic and Fraternal Organization Parades
Parade of Queens
and much, much more!
For complete details contact:
Circleville Pumpkin Show Headquarters
159 East Franklin Street
Cirlceville, Ohio 43113
Pumpkin (Water Tower)
1 million gallon capacity - 80 ft high to waterline - This prominent landmark designates the home of Circleville, Ohio's annual Circleville Pumpkin Show held each year starting the third Wednesday in October.
The Circleville Pumpkin Show begins every year on the third Wednesday in October. One of the main attractions at the festival is the large selection of pumpkins and gourds.
Miss Pumpkin Show 1992
Left: Dave Mangione's 1991 specimen at 589-1/2 pounds.
Right: A 574-1/2 pounder.
Date: Sat Oct 19 1996 20:27:55 +0000