Circleville Pumpkin Festival Parade photographs   Save
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Description: Seven photographs document the 1968 Pumpkin Festival in Circleville, Ohio. The photographs include cars, floats, and Miss Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Festival Parade. The slides measure 2" x 2" (5.08 x 5.08 cm). George R. Haswell, mayor of Circleville, held the first pumpkin show in the city in 1903. The show expanded and in 1949 the non-profit group Circleville Pumpkin Show, Inc. was established to manage it. In addition to displays of pumpkins and other agricultural crops, the Circleville Pumpkin Festival has grown to include pageants for Miss Pumpkin and Little Miss Pumpkin, and contests for baking, pie-eating, and hog-calling. Parades, rides and concerts are also part of the festival, held the third week of October. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3058_3669969_006
Subjects: Transportation; Agriculture; Arts and Entertainment; Pumpkins; Festivals; Parades & processions; Floats (Parades); Automobiles
Places: Circleville (Ohio); Pickaway County (Ohio)