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Brian-2N    Posted 10-27-2003 at 06:07:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What do you get when you crowd 70,000 people into a 3 block area of an 18,000 person city, and add 29,952 jack-o-lanterns? The Keene NH Pumpkin Fest.
For the past 13 years the city has been holding the Fest, setting the world in 2000 with over 23,000. This year Portland ME challenged us.
We had pumpkins and visitors from all over the country.
Where else could you sit on a curb on Main street and munch french fries with your wife? The jack-o-lanterns were awesome-I'll try to post some pictures when I get them back. I cannot describe what 29,000 jack-o-lanterns looks like. Despite the crowd, people were polite and excused themselves while bumping through the crowd. Fireworks followed the announcement of our record.
If you've never been, come next year. It's a blast.

Les...fortunate    Posted 10-27-2003 at 12:31:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Didn't that thing start over in Harrisville?

Brian-2N    Posted 10-27-2003 at 14:09:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No, not that I'm aware. I sometimes go to church in Harrisville and know some folks from there, and no one's ever mentioned it. Appears that Keene started it as a lark in 1991, and started with 600 pumpkins. We've come a long way since then.

Mike D.    Posted 10-27-2003 at 08:37:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd like to bring my boys up there next fall.
They'll say excuse me too. ;^)

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