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Pumpkin Festival

September 20, 2010 - Robert "Bubba" Kapral

   Barnesville is abuzz.
  The 47th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is poised to unfold. The royalty was crowned Sunday night, setting the festival's orange-clad wheels in motion.
 One of the highlights of the week will be staged Wednesday night. That is when the King Pumpkin weigh-ins will be held, bringing massive gourds from all across the region to tip the Toledoes in the scenic western Belmont County community.
   Entertainment and festivities will continue throughout the weekend. The festival features pumpkins served up in every fashion imaginable.
  The crowd is spiced with visitors from far and wide. It is a special time in a special venue. The Pumpkin Festival shines a bright and wide spotlight on Barnesville, enlightening first-time visitors to what many already know -- Barnesville is a Belmont County treasure.


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