Almost a half million visitors will attend the Greatest Free Show on Earth from Wednesday to Saturday to eat great food, watch some of the best marching bands perform, ride rides, play carnival games, and my favorite, to eat pumpkin pie. A town of less than 15,000 people will see a huge rise in business that often times gets the local businesses through their year until the next annual event. On Wednesday afternoon, there is the great pumpkin weight in that would make Charlie Brown jealous. Most of the winning pumpkins surpass the 1,600LB mark, with this year's winner, a local optometrist, weighed in at a whopping 1,436LBS. Given that the weather and growing conditions were not ideal for pumpkins this year (the farmer in me), that is an impressive number. On Wednesday evening, the 2011 Miss Pumpkin Show Queen will be crowned, to reign supreme over the four day festivities.
|Just think how many pumpkin pies you could make!|
If you ever pass through Ohio during the third week of October, be sure to stop in and say hello. Just like Motel 6, We'll leave the light on for you.