In a town about half an hour away, the oldest festival in Ohio takes place...The Circleville Pumpkin Show! It's like a fair that is completely pumpkin-themed. Pumpkin pie eating contests, a prize for the largest pumpkin, a Miss Pumpkin Show, a parade full of dogs and people dressed as pumpkins (among other things), and every pumpkin-flavored food you can think of...even some things you wouldn't be able to dream up on your own, like pumpkin sloppy joes and pumpkin tacos.
These pictures are from last year's Pumpkin Show, but we're going back today to check out this year's festival!
Did I mention the official mascot is a Pumpkin Man who goes around the fair on roller blades?
And school is canceled for all of the local children for days due to the Pumpkin Show!
The largest pumpkin pie in the world was in that bakery! There was a pretty long wait to see it though, so we didn't go in.
I only wish I had a photo of the town's water tower...which is shaped like a pumpkin!
More photos after today's adventure...