We finally made it up to the Keene Pumpkin Festival this year! We'd heard about it in the past, but had always been busy. Every year in Keene, NH they try to break the world record for carved pumpkins. I guess Keene held the record until 2006, when Boston beat it with 30,128 pumpkins, and they haven't been able to beat it since.
|They ask you to bring a carved pumpkin to donate... so we did.|
|Speaking of scary... here is our pumpkin face|
|When you got there, you had to "sign in" your pumpkin so that it would be included in the official count. Then you placed it somewhere along the streets. Here is ours on the end.|
|We walked down this little side street and found the Robertson building|
|Though the boys were more interested in climbing on the concrete blocks|
|Here is the pumpkin tower at the center of town|
|And our cute boys in front of the pumpkins|
|The pumpkin bowling was their favorite part!|
|James loved it too...though he will need a little practice before next year,|
And we didn't get to hear the final count before we left either. But later we found out that they did break the record! This year there were 30,581 lit pumpkins!
Anyway, it was a fun little family trip and we're excited to go back again.