Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Circleville Pumpkin Show

This weekend, we headed down to Circleville for the annual Pumpkin Show. It is truly a sight to see! Home to the world's largest pumpkin pie (14 feet in diameter, 400 lbs of four, 800 lbs of pumpkin, 60 dozen eggs...are you kidding me???), famous pumpkin doughnuts, the biggest pumpkins you've ever seen, it is Ohio's oldest and largest festival. It attracts over 100,000 visitors per day to this small town of 12,000. Isn't that crazy???
Here's the king and queen of the giant pumpkins...and yes, the king weighed in at a hefty 1, 375.5 lbs. That's a monstrous pumpkin!
Shawn, Shea, Deetra & Will, Noah, Kendall and Barry in front of the the pumpkin display. It was a beautiful day!!
I couldn't resist this sign...pshychic consultant, original pumpkin BBQ chicken, AND ceramics...all in one spot! Isn't that hilarious????

This festival has more food than you can possibly imagine. I mean SERIOUSLY. You could spend the entire week there and eat all day and still not try everything. I had my favorite deep-fried pickles and a couple bites of Barry's bourbon chicken. The kids had corn dogs and shared a giant cream puff...YUM! I don't know why, but I just wasn't all that hungry...how disappointing, as the show only happens once per year. I really wanted to try the pumpkin doughnuts, but there was over an hour wait!!!! Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait until next year!!!


KC said...

How FUN! Our boys would love going to something like this. Looks like you all had a great time!

terri said...

I don't know why... but deep fried pickles actually sound... GOOD!

jenelle said...

you are really making me hungry. I LOVE pumpkin donuts and bourbon chicken is one of my all time favorites.

Glad you had a good time.

Miss Got Wings said...

mmmmm . . . fried pickles are soooo good. and pumpkin anything is heavenly.

thanks for making my tummy growl :)

Teresa said...

That festival looks like tons o' fun! That pumpkin is HUGE! I have only seen pictures of pumpkins that big...never one in person!

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