PUMPKINS,and rides and giant dogs and lot of fair food.

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Ally and Aiden and I went to Circleville, Ohio today.

It is the home of the 103rd Pumpkin Festival.

There were pumpkin waffles and doughnuts, pumpkin ice cream and cheesecake.

Pumpkin candy and brittle, eep fried pumpkin blossoms, the world’s largest pumpkin pie and a whole lot of normal sized ones, as well.  Giant pumpkins, carved pumpkins, decorated pumpkins.  Pumpkins for sale and pumpkins on display.  PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN- everything pumpkin.

It was so much fun.  They had a pumpkin parade and cordoned off ALL of their downtown streets so that crafters and vendors and civic organizations could display and sell their pumpkin paraphernalia.


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Prize winning pumpkins

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Warted cheese pumpkin

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Decorated pumpkins

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(some were so cute- see the one with curly Q’s out of chenille stems? That one and the one next to it were decorated by siblings.  The curly Q won a ribbon- the next one did not.  There was one very unhappy little sister looking at those pumpkins!)

And there was a parade- which we didn’t see- but we met up with two members of the parade a little later!

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These dogs weighed over 200 lbs and

are still growing!  Sweet tempered and friendly!

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Aiden rode on the Ferris Wheel-

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and ran around on this big obstacle course-


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While Momma Ally watched and encouraged from below!

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And then he went on this mixer- and we were done with the rides.

Pumpkins fesival- Circleville 038 We went into the craft area and I had to take this picture.  Really, I had to – because it just amazes me what people….

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will wear on their heads in public!

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Aiden fell asleep on the way home.  I nodded off for a little while,

But it was a wonderful adventure.

And we found the great pumpkin-Pumpkins fesival- Circleville 006

He lives in Circleville!

8 thoughts on “PUMPKINS,and rides and giant dogs and lot of fair food.

  1. What a great adventure! Aiden looks so good–obviously, pumpkin festivals are good for him! Wasn’t it a beautiful day?

  2. Sounds like you had lots of fun. We’ll have to make more of an effort to go next year. I was thinking of how today was the perfect day to go. It was SO BEAUTIFUL today!! Aidan and I went for a little walk in the woods after music class. Can’t wait to see you next week!!

  3. it was so nice outside today- you all are right – it WAS a beautiful day. And we were ready to celebrate !
    I have a pumpkin recipe book and now I’m inspired to make some of those pumpkin recipes. Because there were pumpkin rolls and pumpkin cakes and pumpkin scones and pumpkin soup and pumpkin fudge and… well you get the picture.
    And Ally- thanks for asking me!
    I love to celebrate with you!

  4. Miss Pumpkin Head was just getting into the spirit of things, no? I wonder if there’s a pumpkin festival around here somewhere. That would be fun to go to!

  5. I love all of the pictures of pumpkins. Looks like you three had a great time walking around the fair. Are you going to carve the pumpkins and roast the seeds?

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