2019 Pumpkin Carving World Record Attempt

Thank you for your help and support of the 2019 World Record Attempt: Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously. We have issued a press release on 4.3.2020 with the results from Guinness World Records. PressRelease for WRA 4.3.20

Los Alamos Arts Council Looks forward to your stories and comments about your enjoyment of the day and celebration of the attempt. You may post on our Facebook Page under https://www.facebook.com/losalamosartscouncil/photos/a.113035002088429/3029821970409703/?type=3&theater
We look forward to seeing you this October for the Pumpkin Glow! Follow us here, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/losalamosartscouncil or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/losalamosartscouncil/for updated information on the 2020 Pumpkin Glow.

Thank you for your support of Los Alamos Arts Council’s Attempt to break a world record of “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously”! Online Ticket Sales are now CLOSED. If you still wish to purchase a ticket, you may do so in person at CB Fox Department Store. We may have tickets on the day of the event. You may come to the Information/Will Call tent to purchase tickets on the day of the event.

Steve Bublitz talks with Santa Fe Community TV 16 about the World Record Attempt

Check out this wonderful Press Release from Pumpkin Masters! Los Alamos has made NATIONAL NEWS!


YouTube Video of the World Record Attempt Ad

Thank you to all our sponsors who make this event possible!

Sponsors of the World Record Attempt:

Lead Sponsors

Carving Kits Provided By

Pumpkin Masters Logo Vector

World Record Event Sponsors

Tickets are available for the World Record Attempt!

On October 26, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., 1300 citizens of Los Alamos and of New Mexico will gather downtown for an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for most pumpkins carved simultaneously.

In order to ensure the goal of 1300 pumpkins carved simultaneously is met, it is strongly recommended that participants be at least 10 years old. They must carve their own pumpkin for at least five minutes into a traditional Halloween Jack O’ Lantern designs with eyes, nose, and mouth (verified when complete).

Tickets are available for purchase now in person at CB Fox, at 1735 Central Avenue, or the Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) Office, on the second floor of Fuller Lodge, for $5.00 (cash or check). Tickets purchased online are $7.00. Ticket cost includes a 24+ pound pumpkin (to take home after the Pumpkin Glow) a wristband, and a complimentary Pumpkin Masters Carving Kit. A New Mexico driver’s license or military card of service in NM will be requested for purchases made in person. Online tickets will only be mailed to a New Mexico address. Online Ticket Sales will close Friday, October 18th to ensure ticket arrival before the event.

Continue to follow us on our website, on Facebook, and on Instagram to get updates. If you’d like to participate or have any questions about the event, you can email us at laacpumpkincarvingparty@gmail.com.

The lawn of Fuller Lodge will be filled with the eerie, flickering glow of hundreds of carved pumpkins lit for the annual Pumpkin Glow, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, October 26, 2019. In past years, thousands of people have gazed in wide wonder at glowing visions of scary creatures, funny faces, cute animals, and fancy flowers. We encourage people of all ages and artistic talent to participate. Everyone can carve a pumpkin! The annual Pumpkin Glow is generally held the Saturday before Halloween in conjunction with other Trick-or-Treat on Main Street events.

Pumpkin Glow will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6 pm to 9 pm, in collaboration with Trick or Treat on Main Street which will be held on October 25. Pumpkin artists drop off their jack-o-lanterns in the afternoon and return after dark to view the hundreds of glowing gourds. Participants can pick up their pumpkins after the event (or choose from the unclaimed works of art). 

As part of the “Halloweekend” the student Masquerade Recital will be held Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 pm just before the Pumpkin Glow in Fuller Lodge. Costumed music students will play some eerie selections.

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