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Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Continues Through Sunday

September 24, 2010 - Other News

The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, held annually the last full weekend in September, officially opens its 47th annual event on Sept. 23 and continues through Sept. 26. Held in the hills of southeastern Ohio, in the town of Barnesville, the festival is a venue for musical entertainment, home-cooked foods, harvest-inspired arts and crafts, contests, concessions, and rides plus a display of large pumpkins and produce. The Giant Pumpkin Parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, rain or shine. For parade entry information, visit the Web site. On Sunday, an Antique and Classic Car Show will be held at the Barnesville High School.

This year’s entertainment highlights feature Miss Ohio, Buck ‘n Wing Band, Katie Orlofski, Voices of Ohio, Lacy and Her Attitude Band, One-a-Chord, and many more.

In addition to the Royalty and King Pumpkin competition, other contests include pumpkin pie baking; talent show; pumpkin roll; fiddle, banjo, and mandolin; fudge; hog calling; tall tales; beard and mustache; tobacco spitting; 5K run/walk; and horseshoes. Entries for the King Pumpkin contest will be accepted Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m. Last year’s King Pumpkin weighed in at 1,503 pounds.

Admission to the festival is free.

For more information and a complete listing of events, please visit the Web site at 


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