Pumpkin Glow

Tickets for the Guinness World Record Attempt are Coming Soon!

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).

We are selling tickets to the event to make sure we reach our participant goal.  Tickets are $5.00 per person, available at CB Fox, or in the Los Alamos Arts Council Office. You can also purchase them online for $7.00. Ticket price includes a Guinness Records wristband, a Pumpkin Masters Carving Kit, and a 24+ pound pumpkin (to take home after the Pumpkin Glow). A New Mexico driver’s license or military card of service in NM will be requested for purchases made in person. Online tickets can 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 4:00 pm just before the Pumpkin Glow in Fuller Lodge. Costumed music students will play some eerie selections.

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