Our little town of Barnesville, Ohio has an annual Pumpkin Festival. It has been going on since the mid-sixties, although it was originally called The Fall Festival. People in-town and even on the outskirts like us, decorate with scarecrows, mums, pumpkins, dried corn, old farm equipment, etc. It's a big deal! The festival lasts four days beginning with the weighing-in of the pumpkins. That is on Wednesday night and we always go--we love the festival food too.
Here are a smattering of my decorations this year.
Close-up of some mums and scare crows.
The beginning of the parade this year.
All of the queens, princesses, and little misses.
Parade scenes from last year.
The parade lasted two hours this year. The sidewalks and lawns are packed with people
wanting to watch it.
The grandkids two years ago. This year's pumpkin was bigger than this one pictured, but I forget the exact weight--it was 1500 and something.