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Amanda Firefighters Festival, Amanda, Ohio
Held each year in September the American Soya Festival is the only festival to celebrate the Soy Bean. Four days of food prepared with or containing soybean products. It's a street fair with rides, games, food and FREE entertainment. Contests of all kinds for kids and adults. Square dancing, country/rock bands, Gospel night, Queens contest, soybean seed spitting contest, big wheel race, pedal tractor pull. Parades Wednesday and Thursday starting at 6:30 pm and the Grand Parade Saturday at 5pm.
Festival hours:
Wednesday-Thursday, 5pm-10pm; Friday, 5pm-11pm and Saturday, Noon- 11pm. For more information: Send SASE to American Soya Festival, Inc., P.O. Box 7, Amanda, OH 43102.

Annual Sidewalk Sale
The annual downtown sidewalk sale has been a tradition of Circleville's for many years. It is held Thursday though Saturday in July with most retail merchants offering special discounts on their merchandise. Shoppers will also find other opportunities from restaurants and local organizations that also participate in the event.

Arts & Crafts Show in downtown Circleville, held every year in September.
Homemade craft items, wood carvings, candles, decorations and more can be found on the streets of downtown Circelville. For more information contact (740) 474-4923.

Ashville 4th of July Celebration
Our festival is one of the oldest and largest 4-day community 4th of July celebrations held each year in the great state of Ohio. Delicious foods, parades, crafts, rides, games, pageants, and free entertainment offer something for everyone. Our "Fish sandwich as big as your hand" is so popular, we sold over 3 tons. On July 4th, our grand parade which includes festival queens from all over Ohio starts at 11:00 am and our fantastic fireworks display begins at 10:00 pm. For more information please call (740) 983-4193.

Ashville Viking Festival
Held the last weekend in April at the Ashville Village Park. A family oriented festival featuring historical re-enactments, craft demonstrations, historical games of skill, entertainment, fighting demonstrations, craft merchants and food. Event begins with the docking of the Norseman off the banks of the Scioto River in Dublin, Ohio. Please call (740) 983-9390.

Circleville DBA Halloween Fun Night- Held each October. Ghosts, goblins, witches and more can be found wondering the streets and in the stores each October. Many downtown businesses participate in a costume and storefront decorating contest while offering trick-or-treats to passerby.

Circleville DBA Holiday Open House- Held every November on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, shoppers can find a festive holiday fare at many of the retail merchants including great gift giving prices. Refreshments can also be found at some of the businesses. The Tubachristmas concert is also held at the Pickaway County Court House during this festive event.

Circleville DBA Christmas Parade- Each December, Here Comes Santa Claus! On the Saturday after Thanksgiving in downtown Circleville welcomes dear old St. Nick with a festive holiday parade complete with marching bands, floats, and many area organizations.

Circleville Pumpkin Show!
Always held the third Wednesday through Saturday in October. A tradition since 1903, this festival of pumpkins brings over 400,000 people from all across the 50 states and many foreign countries. Visitors can find displays, contests, daily parades, and entertainment, not to mention about every kind of pumpkin food you can think of. Coined as "The Greatest Free Show on Earth!" this festival is now considered as one of the major festivals in the United States.
For more information contact the Circleville Pumpkin Show,
159 E. Franklin St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-7000

Commercial Point Homecoming- Held every June. Conveniently located just 10 miles south of Columbus, you can enjoy our famous "Ocean Perch Sandwich" and other food treats. Kids may fish for free at our "Old Fishin' Hole" We also feature a midway packed with rides, games, beauty pageants, free entertainment, square dancing, and bingo. Fireworks on Friday night, a grand parade on Saturday, and a flea market on Sunday afternoon make Commercial Point a fun place to be.

Deercreek Dam Days
Held each year in May four days of family fun with a midway, arts, crafts, hot dog eating contest, amusement rides, good food, three parades, Queens’ parade on Saturday, concerts every evening, and more.

Festival of Lights
Christmas light on display the month of December at the Ohio Christian University, Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH.

Fireman's Old Time Festival in Laurelville
Entertainment and fish fry each night, parade and cake auction on Saturday held in July each year.

Gazebo Gatherings
Listen to great music Sundays in August at the Ashville, Ohio, Village Park. Music begins at 5 p.m., and there is no admission. For more information call (740) 983-4464.

Pickaway County Fair
Held every year in June the Pickaway County Fair is a great time for the entire family! Enjoy a variety of grandstand events such as: Demolition Derby, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Motorcross, & Harness Racing. Spend all day on the amusement rides, looking at the various displays, and watching our local youth show off their hard work. General admission is $5.00 and includes all grandstand events. The gates are open from 8am to 10pm. Please call (740) 474-2085 for more information.

Third Thursday Event Series
Held the third Thursday of June, July and August in Downtown Circleville with a different theme each month. Event held 5 to 9 p.m. Call (740) 474-3636 for more information.

For More Information on Area Festivals Contact:

Pickaway County Visitors Bureau
Phone: 740-474-3636, 888-770-PICK


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