A Pumpkin Festival

 We have had endless hot, sunny, dry days for well over a month.  Everything is shriveling up and no amount of hand watering makes a difference.  However, the nights arrive earlier and as do the  mornings, so, we have had quite a bit of fog.  When we left early on Saturday, it was very foggy.

 But it quickly cleared up.

 We traveled to Barnesville, Ohio for their annual pumpkin festival.  As much as we enjoy the festivals, we really enjoy exploring these small American towns.  I am an architecture junkie and I sure get my fix on these trips.

 Victorian houses just scream Fall don't they?

 Too bad someone butchered this home.  I am sure it was really grand when it was built.  Look at the top of the turret.  A turret widows walk.

 These towns take Fall decorating very seriously.

 I love this old farm table.  I wonder what plans they have for it.

 A few pumpkins and cornstalks are needed here.

 Victorians do require a lot of maintenance.  I know this first hand.

 Interesting double window above the front porch.  It must be the master bedroom.

 This is my favorite house.  The bike parked out front is just perfect?

 Welcome to the pumpkin festival on main street.

 Every parking lot in town had booths set up.

 What an interesting church.  I believe the cornerstone said 1903.

 Pumpkins from all over the country were entered.  Click for a closer look.  The middle pumpkin weighs over 1500 lbs..

 Rides for the kids.

A very typical small town.  More photos tomorrow!


Anonymous said…
I do like that first photo! Fog and a bridge, a hard combination to beat! My favorite house is that first green one, I would like to live in it :-)

I wish we had festivals like this here, my god how boring we really are here :-)

Have a great day!
Anonymous said…
I love old house as well, some give me the creeps but most I love, what a great trip you had, we have nothing like these festivals here, we are such a boring bunch too lol,
Some lovely mansard roofs on those Victorians.
Guillaume said…
Difficult to find something more atmospheric than Victorian houses. Except medieval castles of course;-)
Nellie said…
I am just a "tad" envious of your opportunity to visit all these wonderful festivals! Beautiful houses!
Barb said…
A very charming Ohio town! I,too, love to see the old houses.
I love architecture too. Victorian houses are so interesting to look at. What a nice place for a festival.
Debby said…
I thought that was held in October. Oops, I missed it,
It is an old city with a small time feeling.
I used to go to craft classes there , The lady lived in an old school house. She would see something on the primitive side from Country Living magazine and teach us how to do it.
Oh, I loved her home. She had sales in her home once a year. She had one at my home when I lived in New Concord. I couldn't not believe the people that came to it. It was a great sale. I wonder if she still does this.
I think I could look at houses all day every day. You have posted some really wonderful ones. I no longer mind not living in the home of my dreams and am very contented right here. I don't wish and long for my the perfect little home anymore, but I will always look and admire. I enlarge every single picture and look at every single detail! :) Thanks!!
I love seeing the posts on your trip. I also like the 12th house, it reminds me of Practical Magic home.
sandra hagan said…
i so love the old town, the big houses, and all the rest.
Patty Woodland said…
That is one big pumpkin!