Don’t miss the oldest and largest (and highly anticipated) festival in Ohio this fall! The Circleville Pumpkin Show is from Wednesday, October 18 – Saturday, October 21, 2023.
This huge pumpkin festival always starts the 3rd Wednesday of October – just in case you need to request off work each year!!
There are plenty of family-friendly events going on all week at this free festival including 7 parades, rides, crafts, bands, plus pumpkin-flavored everything! Pumpkin donuts are one of the highlights for many, with over 100,000 sold during the show.
Gus “Squashcarver” Smithhisler Giant Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations are every day from 10 am – 5 pm.
There’s no entry fee; it’s “The Greatest Free Show on Earth” at the Circleville Pumpkin Show!
Circleville Pumpkin Show highlights, including parades and contests
(Note: scheduled weren’t finalized in late-August, so more will be added below)
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
3:30 PM Little Miss Pumpkin Show Parade
8:00 PM Miss Pumpkin Show Parade
Thursday, October 19, 2023
3:30 PM Baby Parade
8:00 PM Bands & Youth Organizations
Friday, October 20, 2023
3:30 PM Pet Parade
8:00 PM Lodges, Civil, & Fraternal Organizations
Saturday, October 21, 2023
8:00 PM Ohio Festival & Events Association Queens
Circleville is straight down Rt. 23 from Columbus, about halfway between Columbus and Chillicothe. It’s closer than you think, and definitely worth the drive if you love fall!
photo credit via website and Jack Mader
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