Keene Pumpkin Festival 2013


Wow, now this is the way to celebrate Jack-o-lanterns the New England way!

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In 1991 Keene, New Hampshire had a harvest festival that attracted a few local people who brought about 600 jack o lanterns. By 2003 the harvest festival had become a pumpkin festival and the number of lit jack o lanterns had risen to 28,952. The Guinness World Record people became interested that year and gave Keene the record for the most lit jack o lanterns assembled in one place. Boston took the record from Keene in 2006 with 30,128 jack o lanterns. This year on October 19th Keene took back the world record with 30,581 lit jack o lanterns and I was there taking photos. I thought I’d show you a few of the better ones. These were all taken in the dark without a tripod, so I’ll warn you that they aren’t the sharpest photos you’ve seen. Even so, I’d guess that most of you have never seen anything…

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11 Responses to Keene Pumpkin Festival 2013

  1. Aquileana says:

    Awesome Pumpkin Festival… Pure fun, Mary, Aquileana 😉

  2. Jackie says:

    These pumpkins are so cool!

  3. What a fun festival…I so miss not having the opportunity to have the fall around me.

    • Mary says:

      I know what you mean, we are sort of in Fall now – but leave die and fall w/o very much color at all. Some of our trees don’t shed leaves until February. Weird, I miss it too!

  4. prewitt1970 says:

    Yay! That is so cool.

    • Mary says:

      I agree Benjamin, isn’t it the coolest thing! Keene, NH is gorgeous and especially around Fall when the leaves are changing. But to have a festival like this, it was to be incredible to see.

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