Off to the Circleville Pumpkin Show 2013!

Filed under no i really do love ohio


The Circleville Pumpkin Show is better than Christmas for me. There aren’t presents, but there are blocks and blocks of pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin burgers, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin pizza, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin chili, chocolate-covered pumpkin cheesecake on a stick, pumpkin buckeyes, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and then also everything deep-fried in the world. It’s right next to my hometown, and some of my fondest childhood memories are of walking around the streets of Circleville with my mom and little sister, freezing our tiny fingers off and not caring at all.

As an adult, I look forward to going with my BFF, Tracey, her husband, and as many of our friends as we can and meeting my dad and stepmom there for stromboli from this one particular booth that does it best. This year, my roommate/landlord/former co-worker/friend Jack is coming from NYC, too! I’m so scared about how this thing might look to an outsider and how many times he’ll get beaten up by my friends and family for accidentally calling it a “festival” instead of a “show”, but I’ll soothe his bruises with rainbow-sprinkles-covered candy apples.

I’ll be in Ohio until the 18th (I KNOW!), so here are my recaps from the past few years (minus 2012, when I got too busy with photographing a wedding and dealing with a hurricane that shut down the entire city to blog about it) to keep you company:

Pumpkin Show 2011
Pumpkin Show 2010
Pumpkin Show 2009

Miss you!


  1. Tracey says:

    You totally get a pass on 2012, anyway, since it RAINED the whole time we were there on Friday and photo-taking was limited. You should see the “section” (single page) devoted to it in my scrapbook.

  2. bluzdude says:

    Say ‘hi’ to Ohio for me!

  3. Dishy says:

    HAVE FUNNNNNNNNNN (I know you will!)


  4. Ash says:

    Miss u! And I’m an idiot for not meeting up with u before u left. Have fun!

  5. Okay, so it’s a good thing I’m forcing myself to limit my comments today, because… seriously… you follow-up those amazing wedding shots with… amazing NYC shots?! I bruise easily, and that’s totally adding insult to injury. You do SO much better with events than I do. So. Much. It’s really not fair, but I probably shouldn’t complain too much, because I love what you do over here too much.

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  7. Jessica R says:

    Hope you’re having an amazing time! Looking forward to photos of all the pumpkin things!

  8. foodiemom10583 says:

    I hope you’re okay and just having WAY too much fun to post here. When you have a chance, though, please post some pumpkin photos!