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MADISON

Circleville, OH

#1 Apr 28, 2013
I was told this and didn't know to believe it or not, I was told that The city of Circleville does not run Pumpkin Show It is run by a group of people, So the pumpkin show comity keeps all the money and the city gets very little. so these handful of people pocket all the money and our broke a$$ town has to give us more taxes like rita while our biggest week of the year makes a few rich people even richer.
mee

Logan, OH

#2 Apr 28, 2013
MADISON wrote:
I was told this and didn't know to believe it or not, I was told that The city of Circleville does not run Pumpkin Show It is run by a group of people, So the pumpkin show comity keeps all the money and the city gets very little. so these handful of people pocket all the money and our broke a$$ town has to give us more taxes like rita while our biggest week of the year makes a few rich people even richer.
Than you should get the word out and I would stop going to the Pumpkin show every year. I don't like to go any more , they don't have any benches or chairs over town for people to set on like they did in the 60' and 70's.The porta potty's are very small and unsanitary and they stink . The food is very greasy and way too expensive and the people who make it look dirty and unclean. The Pumpkin Show has gotten a lot smaller over the years and it is the same old thing year after year. Don't go, why make people who have gotten rich off of it even richer. Circleville needs better jobs for people that pay way above minimum wage, they need honest people running the town. They don't need a few old farts worrying about making themselves rich running the town. That is my opinion and how I feel.
anon

Circleville, OH

#3 Apr 29, 2013
MADISON wrote:
I was told this and didn't know to believe it or not, I was told that The city of Circleville does not run Pumpkin Show It is run by a group of people, So the pumpkin show comity keeps all the money and the city gets very little. so these handful of people pocket all the money and our broke a$$ town has to give us more taxes like rita while our biggest week of the year makes a few rich people even richer.
First off, it's committee. And they aren't getting rich.
Get Educated

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 29, 2013
No city or village runs any festival, they are all organized by committees.
yep

Elyria, OH

#5 Apr 29, 2013
mee wrote:
<quoted text>Than you should get the word out and I would stop going to the Pumpkin show every year. I don't like to go any more , they don't have any benches or chairs over town for people to set on like they did in the 60' and 70's.The porta potty's are very small and unsanitary and they stink . The food is very greasy and way too expensive and the people who make it look dirty and unclean. The Pumpkin Show has gotten a lot smaller over the years and it is the same old thing year after year. Don't go, why make people who have gotten rich off of it even richer. Circleville needs better jobs for people that pay way above minimum wage, they need honest people running the town. They don't need a few old farts worrying about making themselves rich running the town. That is my opinion and how I feel.
i agree. We usually dont eat up there but last yr we did. we all ate from the same booth and we very sick afterwards. never again!!
yep

Elyria, OH

#6 Apr 29, 2013
Were
salust berry

Athens, OH

#7 Apr 29, 2013
pumpkin show is over rated.
2 Cents

Ostrander, OH

#8 Apr 29, 2013
yep wrote:
Were
I didn't realize we had so many English professors in Circleville. Is that a lucrative profession?
avillroundtown

Monaca, PA

#9 Apr 29, 2013
2 Cents wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't realize we had so many English professors in Circleville. Is that a lucrative profession?
10 points for you.
Boyer

Circleville, OH

#10 Apr 29, 2013
White trash county fair gone wrong
James Bond

United States

#11 Apr 29, 2013
How do Circlevillians celebrate pumpkin show?

PUMP-kin
Zombies

Lancaster, OH

#12 Apr 29, 2013
Its the largest zombie apocalypse! Were all the junkies come together!..
Coworker

Cleveland, OH

#13 Apr 29, 2013
MADISON wrote:
I was told this and didn't know to believe it or not, I was told that The city of Circleville does not run Pumpkin Show It is run by a group of people, So the pumpkin show comity keeps all the money and the city gets very little. so these handful of people pocket all the money and our broke a$$ town has to give us more taxes like rita while our biggest week of the year makes a few rich people even richer.
its true they take the money go to Hawaii every year. Yes its a fraud should go to the town not them!!
Lady Diva

Circleville, OH

#14 Apr 29, 2013
Greatest Freak Show On Earth!!!
common sense

Akron, OH

#15 Apr 29, 2013
How would the committee even make much of a profit anyway??? It's not like theres an entry fee. I'm not sure what vendors pay but I'm sure its not a lot. I'm sure there's a lot of money spent with just cleanup and all the other stuff. The reason circleville has the pumpkin show is because it attracts business and is good for the local economy. People look for an excuse to bitch about anything.
hahahahah

Circleville, OH

#16 Apr 30, 2013
common sense wrote:
How would the committee even make much of a profit anyway??? It's not like theres an entry fee. I'm not sure what vendors pay but I'm sure its not a lot. I'm sure there's a lot of money spent with just cleanup and all the other stuff. The reason circleville has the pumpkin show is because it attracts business and is good for the local economy. People look for an excuse to bitch about anything.
Exactly! There are a lot of costs associated with security, utilities, cleanup, etc.
cost

Circleville, OH

#17 Apr 30, 2013
charge for space and a flat charge for electric. Food vendors
are charged $85.00 for electric. Non-food vendors are charged $50.00 for electric.
Vendors selling merchandise are charged a flat $15.00 for city income tax for the City of
Circleville.

so yeah do the math figure the 300 or so vendors plus rides at $32.00 per linear foot.that pay their own electric . you are right about security they pay kids to watch gates or kids from the vocational school are required too in certain programs. as far as clean up it is done in one night. they make a lot more money then they pay out.
James Bond

United States

#18 Apr 30, 2013
Each vendor has to pay rent for the space their booth occupies, the price varies based on how close to downtown the booth is located. I know this for a fact and I'm sure the city gets that money considering they are renting part of the street which belongs to the city. There's no way Circleville isn't making money from the pumpkin show.
noo

Circleville, OH

#20 Apr 30, 2013
The city does not get that money they get reimbursed for the electric and that is it. vendor lots are charged 32.00 per linear foot minimum you can look that up on the site. which goes to the Circleville pumpkin show committee. there are costs for pumpkin show that they pay but they do make a bit of money. you would think these people would do this to better our community and volunteer but they do take money for it while they walk around in there orange coats acting important.
James Bond

United States

#21 Apr 30, 2013
In the 90's the lots for vendors was based on location and it was a set amount for the duration of the show based on how close to the center of town it was. They were cheaper the further from the center your lot was located, they had a map with lots marked with prices, I witnessed it with my own eyes.

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