Stewarts on the Go:: Pumpkin Show!

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Happy Tuesday friends! Today is just a quick post about our recent experience with “Pumpkin Show”! It really is something to see! A few facts about “Pumpkin Show”, for those of you who have never heard of it:

  • It is held annually in Circleville, OH for 4 days and started in 1903.
  • It is known as the “Greatest FREE show on earth”
  • More then 100,000 pumpkin donuts are sold within those 4 days
  • And there is over 100,000 pounds of pumpkin/squash/gourds on display!

(All facts about the Pumpkin Show were taken directly from The Circleville Pumpkin Show website. There’s a lot more interesting facts! Check it out!)

I’ve mentioned Circleville in past posts and how much I love it…but this was something else. I have never seen pumpkins so big, so many varieties of pumpkins/gourds/squash…and I did not know so much food could contain pumpkin! And if you do make it to Circleville one day to visit Pumpkin Show, I highly suggest getting there EARLY. When we left about 12:30…the line of cars to get into Circleville stretched for miles. This is a popular event!

I didn’t get a whole lot of pictures while there because there was a ton of people around…but here’s what I did get!

Circleville water tower that can be seen from the freeway.
Pumpkins and Gourds and Squash! Oh my!



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Pumpkin tower!


That’s a lot of years of pumpkins!

We didn’t get to see a parade while we were there, but there are several throughout the 4 days of the show. There was live entertainment, carnival rides, arts/crafts booths, and more food than anyone could ever eat! And speaking of food…there was more food containing pumpkin then I thought was possible. I got a corn dog for lunch and my options of condiments were- ketchup, mustard, or pumpkin sauce. The pumpkin donuts from Lindsey’s Bakery are pretty much the best ever. And they make them year round…so needless to say, we stop in Circleville on the way to Columbus often to get a half dozen. We were kind of shocked at all the food you could get that was pumpkin flavored/themed…so I took some pics of what I saw. This doesn’t even come close to everything that was there. You have to see it to believe it.

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I was tempted to try the deep fried pumpkin pie.

Overall, we were very impressed with Pumpkin Show! We are already looking forward to next year! Have you ever been to Pumpkin Show? Where do you go to look at giant pumpkins and eat delicious pumpkin goodies?


We tried to stand in front of the biggest pumpkin…but the crowd was just too big! Hooray for Pumpkin Show!

Until next Tuesday…happy touring!

Jaimi S.


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