National Geographic : 1961 Jul
Corncob pipe at a jaunty angle, a bearded Ohioan surveys the fun. Pumpkin Show visitors ride a Ferris wheel, gorge on hot dogs and pump kin candy, and lustily compete in pie eating contests. False whiskers, canes, and derbies disguise youthful showgoers. South Court Street in Circleville, Ohio, Becomes a Midway for Pumpkin Paraders The town takes its name from an Indian earthwork laid out in a circle. Some 200,000 visitors gather each October to honor the pumpkin and to taste the pies made from it.