For over a century, the small town of Circleville, OH has played host to one of the largest fall festivals in the midwest. The Circleville Pumpkin Show attracts more than 400,000 visitors over the course of the four day event who enjoy multiple parades, live entertainment, delicious eats, and plenty family fun.
If you're not already convinced, here are five reasons to check out the Circleville Pumpkin Show October 16- 19.
Each day of the 4-day festival features unique and festive processions. To kick things off on Wednesday, the Little Miss Pumpkin Show Parade and Miss Pumpkin Show Parade are scheduled. Baby Parade and Bands & Youth Organizations are planned for Thursday with the Pet Parade and Fraternal Organizations slated for Friday. The Pumpkin Show will round out with a parade of Ohio Festival & Events Association Queens.
In addition to the parades, live entertainment will swoon the festival crowd including Buckshot Band, Smokin' Ham Band, Brianna Hill, Todd Berry Music, Mac Thomas, Buckeye Nutz Cloggers, Kingston Kickers Line Dance, and many more!
Largest Pumpkins Show
We all love a good basketball-sized pumpkin for porch decoration, but have you ever seen a 1,607-pound bounty? Awe in the wonder of local farmers' harvests at the Circleville Largest Pumpkin Show!
From your deep fried favorites to seasonal creations like pumpkin pizza, the Circleville Pumpkin Show's food lineup does not disappoint. Approximately 23,000 pumpkin pies and over 100,000 pumpkin donuts are sold at the fest—will you be among the sales?
Also, don't forget to check out the 400-pound pumpkin pie from Lindsey's Bakery on West Main Street!
Got the kids in tow? After gassing them up with pumpkin-spice everything, let them loose in the Circleville Pumpkin Show amusement park. For just $25 a day, your tikes will have access to 25-30 thrills across the fest—some even suitable for moms and dads!
The Circleville Pumpkin Show runs from Wednesday, October 6 through Saturday, October 19. Admission is free. For more information including parking and shuttle details, visit pumpkinshow.com.
About two years ago, year-around sand volleyball at Woodlands Backyard was but a conversation. Today, we're seeing a little less talk and a lot more action.
The rec bar has announced that they are in the midst of construction an all-seasons dome where volleyballers can bump, set, and spike in subzero temperatures. No matter if we're dealt another Polar Vortex this winter, the Woodlands Backyard dome will be kept at a balmy 72 degrees.
The dome will consist of six courts. Play is expected to begin in November, though the grand opening date has yet to be announced. The second session of indoor sand volleyball is scheduled for January 6.
League registration begins Friday, October 18.
We know this development has been a long time coming, so for those skeptics, Woodlands promises that if the dome falls though, "we will refund you and then go go crawl under a rock and never come out."