Hello everyone I hope you all had a wonderful
We are getting some much needed rain
here this morning. The rain and wind is taking
down a lot of the remaining leaves around the
house and down in the woods in back.
The two maples in the front yard are just now
turning yellow. They are always slower to turn
than the others around here so we will be mowing
leaves for a couple of weeks yet.
Friday my daughter and I attended the 104th
Pumpkin Show Festival in Circleville, Ohio. They had
beautiful weather for the festival and everyone was
enjoying both. There have been years where it
had snowed for the Festival but not this year.
The winning biggest pumpkin weighed in at 1,622
pounds a little shy of last years 1,635. The local newspaper
had listed the weight at 1,662 which was an error.
Regardless it was huge and there were so many large ones
this year competing.
There were plenty of pumpkins to be seen and
for sale at a Pumpkin Show along with an array
of yummy foods which included pumpkin in the
It was also Circleville’s bi-centennial year and there
were little evidences of it all around town.
Although this picture is a terrible one, it is of a
mural painted on the side of one of the buildings
representing the beginnings of the Pumpkin Shows
when farmers use to bring their pumpkins by horse
and wagons into the local cannery. You can barely see
the pumpkin tower in the background for the shade and
the crowd of people but you get the jest of it.
Also on the right is a picture on the pillar of the
There has been a Pumpkin Man or Clown
at the Pumpkin Show for more years than I can
remember. The children love him and want
their pictures taken with him.
There have been a few different men portraying
the Pumpkin Man over the years and he once
went around the show on roller skates but now
his has upgraded to inline skates.
He said it was much easier on the inline skates
because they tended to roll over the debris that
may be in the street where with roller skates you
got those sudden stops that tended to trip him
I remember those sudden stops at the local
roller rink when you hit a piece of paper or gum.
I love seeing all the graft booths and the Arts
and Crafts building while at the festival.
Even the crafts for judging have a pumpkin or
fall theme depicted on them .The beautiful banners and
quilts were proudly displayed throughout the building.
There were so many I would have loved to show the
ladies that quilted but my little point and shoot camera
does not hold many pictures.
Some of the repurposed crafts were unusual.
The one on the left is a picture of a lamp made
from a old push mower and a giant metal strainer.
An the pumpkin was made from tires and a trash
can lid. I think they needed more orange paint on
the tires though. LOL!
The Mad Hatter from the new “Alice in
Wonderland” movie was there with his
pumpkin head and face paint.
But it was not all Fall and Pumpkins in the Arts
and Crafts building. Beautiful Christmas projects
were on display for judging also.
The Christmas quilts were so lovely.
And I loved this cross stitched picture that looked
like it had lacy edges but was cross stitched on.
Lovely floral quilted banners and cross stitched
pictures were everywhere.
The gardener in me loved this flower basket
quilt with baskets of all kinds of different flowers.
I am a touchy feely person and it is so hard for me not
to touch everything. I am as bad as a kid about
that and I had to really refrain myself.
Besides they had some male person in the building
telling everyone who tried to touch things, “ Do not touch”!
There was even this little reminder above the rows of
quilts. Horizontal stripes and balls and chains do
not look good on a hefty person like myself at all and my
daughter only had to smack my fingers once. LOL!
I love crocheting so to me this was a beautiful
reminder to give thanks for all the freedoms
and good things that God has blessed us with.
With so many vendors displaying so many
yummy goodies you have to attend the Festival
to enjoy the food that is offered once a year.
So I brought home some Pumpkin Fudge that is so
rich it will make your toes curl.
And a funnel cake was brought home for my son to
enjoy. Of course I had to sample a bite too. LOL!
I guess we all enjoy our own local festivals and
maybe they are wonderful to us because they bring
back fond memories of our younger days or school
days, of bands, parades and fun with friends.
So I wanted to share it with you .
The little goblins and spooks will
be coming here this Thursday.
Until Next Time,