24 October 2007

Circleville Pumpkin Show

This last weekend we went to the Circleville Pumpkin Show which is about 45 minutes North from where we live (about 15 minutes South of Columbus). We had heard big things about this festival but we were not really all that impressed even though there were tons of people there. In fact, according to Wikipedia (shown on signs all around the festival), the Circleville Pumpkin Show has been billed as The Greatest Free Show On Earth. But there really just wasn't much to see. After you saw the giant 1500 lb pumpkins and the 14 ft wide pumpkin pie that was it. What it seemed to be mostly about was food. There was an obscene amount of food booths. We had Gyros while the kids just had junk. It was fantastic.

We also stayed to watch a pie eating contest for kids under 14. Micah wanted to do the boys contest but unfortunately (fortunately in his parents opinion) was not picked. I almost hurled about 2 or 3 times while watching the girls. The rules were that you had to clean out all of the pumpkin pie filling and eat the outer crust and you could not put your hands above the outside of the plate (i.e., you could not use your fingers to assist in your pie eating).

There were also some rides. We got the kids a few tickets so that they could ride the carousel and do the fun house. After an elephant ear we were ready to go. All in all it was a fun family day, but I would not go back. There was just too many people there and not much to see. Anyway, here are some pictures...





3 comments:

Jason & Jodee said...

So how many pies did the kid who won eat?

The Momma Chronicles said...

Dude, are those pumpkins behind the kids? I didn't know they got that big. Pumpkins, I mean.

Hoxworths said...

the contest wasn't number of pies. it was who could eat one pie the fastest.

and those are pumpkins (http://www.pumpkinshow.com/pumpkin.htm). the largest pumpkin this year, and all time record, was 1524.5 lbs.