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OCU Celebrates the Circleville Pumpkin Show

Ohio Christian University is excited to celebrate with the City of Circleville for the 109th Annual Pumpkin Show. OCU Students and Staff will man booths, perform, and ride on the OCU Float in the parades.

Reaching out and engaging the community is always a priority for Ohio Christian, and the Pumpkin show is just one of many times we use our resources to join with our community. The Show, which is held to celebrate local agriculture, is led by the Circleville Pumpkin Show Corporation and kicks off on Wednesday October 21st.

On Wednesday, Oct. 21st the OCU music program led by Dr. Dione Bennett, will sing in the pavilion at 5:00 pm on Franklin Street, followed by the Pumpkin Show band by Dr. Anthony and sons. The OCU music program will perform again Friday, Oct. 23 5:00 pm on Franklin Street.


The Ohio Christian University float will participate in all seven parades.The sophomore class will have a booth on West Main Street to promote and distribute information on our university, as well as Student Government and Admissions.  


For more than a century, the Circleville Pumpkin Show has been the greatest free show on earth. It all began with Circleville Mayor George Haswell, who 112 years ago decided to hold a small pumpkin & corn display in front of his store to celebrate the local harvest. This small exhibit featured corn, carved pumpkins and other harvest-themed displays. "The Pumpkin Show" as it was coined, quickly grew in scope and attendance.


We hope you to see you celebrating the history of Circleville and supporting Ohio Christian University at the Pumpkin Show!


Parking: Pumpkin Show Shuttle: $5! Support the OCU Baseball Team — Park at OCU and have a shuttle take you into the Show. Shuttle Runs every ½ hour at the top and half past the hour:


11am – 11pm Thursday & Friday


9:30am – 11pm Saturday


Drop off location BP station, 235 E. Main Street. Circleville, OH. 43113


About OCU

Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students. Every program is designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.