CIRCLEVILLE – Pumpkin SHOW ordinance to allow Pumpkin Show LLC to operate the annual event on various streets of the City of Circleville passed Judicial Committee meeting last night in Circleville City chambers, but the show is still waiting for clearance on Festivals. The ordiance will now go to Circleville Council for approval.
Governor Dewine said in March that Ohio county fairs, festivals, parades and other celebrations should be a go for this summer, but “nothing is guaranteed.” Dewine mentioned that Ohio is trending in the right direction in Covid-19 cases seeing around 155 cases per 100,000 people, Dewines goal for dropping all orders is 50 cases per 100,000.
“The good news is we’re going to be able to do them this year,” DeWine said. “This year is a better year than last year.”
Dewine released some guidance on how events would be able to go on, Indoor sports and entertainment venues will be able to allow fans at 25% capacity, and he confirmed the cap will be 30% for outdoor venues like ballparks. Ohio’s professional teams will be expected to sell tickets in “pods,” he said.
Guidance for “Festivals” sorry Circleville Pumpkin Show is in this classification has not been fully released yet but Dewine says that this guidance is being worked on with the Ohio Festival and Events Association and will be released soon.
Barry Keller vice president of Pumpkin show Inc said that the ordnance is routine and they are currently waiting on guidance from the State to officially announce that the Show is on.
Circleville Pumpkin show brings thousands of people to the city of Circleville and its 16,000 population. Many local vendors and stores benefit from the increased travel to the small town just 30 minutes south of the Capital City.