Circleville Pumpkin Show

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

They simply call it "The Show": It's the Circleville Pumpkin Show and it begins today and runs through Saturday.

You'll need to pack some cash for all the fun rides, delicious food and interesting crafts, but admission to this autumnal festival is free and so is the thrill of seeing pumpkins that weigh more than 1,000 pounds!

Here's a link to one of our Day Trippin' articles about visiting "The Show": http://www.columbusparent.com/content/stories/2011/10/fun-day-trippin.html (keep in mind that the dates and prices in that article are for the 2011 show, not 2014).

For 2014 information, go to www.pumpkinshow.com

October 15, 2014

  • 8:30 a.m. - Foresman Chimes - Courthouse
  • 9 a.m. - Opening Ceremony - Court & Main St.
  • 9:15a.m. - Giant Pumpkin Weigh In - Court & Main St.
  • 12:15a.m. - Nancy Martin Prettiest Pumpkin Award
  • 2-6 p.m. Giant Pumpkin Sculpting by Gus the Squash Carver - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 3:30 p.m. - Little Miss Pumpkin Show Parade
  • 4 p.m. - Competition Float Judging - Pickaway Co. Fairgrounds
  • 8 p.m. - Miss Pumpkin Show Parade
  • 9 p.m. - Miss Pumpkin Show Judging

October 16, 2014

  • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Baby Judging - Everts Middle School Gym
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Baby Parade
  • 8 - 9 p.m. - Parade of Bands - Ohio State Marching Band
  • 11 a.m. - The Art of Growing Giant Pumpkins: Dr. Robert Liggett & Cecil Weston - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • Noon - all Fashion Show presented by Maurices - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 2 - 6 p.m. - Giant Pumpkin Sculpting by Gus the Squash Carver - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 5 - 5:45 p.m. - Circleville High School Jazz Band - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Egg Toss Competition - Main Street Stage
  • 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Baby Parade Winners Announced - Franklin Street Stage
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m. Big Wheel Race - Pinckney Street Stage

October 17, 2014

  • 3:30 p.m. - Pet Parade
  • 8 p.m. - Parade of Fraternal & Civic Organizations
  • Noon - Columbus Zoo Show - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 1 p.m. - Charmion Performing Arts Center Dance Show - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 2 - 6 p.m. Giant Pumpkin Sculpting by Gus the Squash Carver - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 6 p.m. - Pumpkin Show Band Concert - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 4:30 p.m. - Pet Parade Judging & Winners Announced - Franklin Street Stage

October 18, 2014

  • 9 a.m. - Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run (CHS)
  • 2 - 6 p.m. - Giant Pumpkin Sculpting by Gus the Squash Carver - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 3 p.m. - Teays River Cloggers - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 5 p.m. - Pickaway Brass - Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
  • 4 p.m. - Giant Pumpkin Display
  • Noon- 12:45p.m. - Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest (Age 15 and under) - Main Street Stage
  • 5 p.m. - Hog Calling Contest (Age 16 and up) - Main Street Stage
  • 6:15 p.m. - Concert - Dynamic Mention Drum Corp. - Pinckney Street Stage
  • 8 p.m. - Queen's Parade