The Highwood Pumpkin Fest kicks off Thursday October 17th, which means another shot at several worlds records: from the most people carving at the same time, which is on Thursday at 7:00 PM and the big show stopper, the lighting of the most pumpkins at the same time, which is over 32,000 pumpkins!
These are actually Jack-o-lanterns, because they have been gutted and carved by anyone who wants to carve a pumpkin!
Here’s where you and your family come it, a few times actually. If you haven’t checked out the Highwood Pumpkin Fest, it’s a great time for your entire family: from the pumpkin carving, to a St. Baldricks head shaving to a scavenger hunt, to a 5k, it’s four days packed full of the Halloween spirit. Click on the links above for a schedule of events.
Before the pumpkins can be carved, they need to be gutted. Yup 32,000 pumpkins gutted and ready for carving. This is no easy task, but it is fun, free, messy and a great way to get your kids involved in the making of history.
I saw a call for help on Facebook and took my kids to Highwood to help gut pumpkins on Sunday, it’s messy, it’s gooey, it’s a little smelly and they absolutely loved it.
The organizers of the Pumpkin Fest need all the help they can get, every day from 9:00AM to 9:00PM until Wednesday.
My four year old didn’t do much gutting, but they let him carve several pumpkins and help clean up the guys from the floor, which he did love.
This is your chance to become a part of history, get a little dirty and teach your kids a lesson in helping others.
All you need to do to help gut, is drive to the corner of Bank and Washington in Highwood, there is a building filled with pumpkins, people and guts flying all over the place.
Check out the video below from last year and watch what 30 thousand Jack-o-lanters look like in time lapse.
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