The City of Highwood, Illinois was ready to make pumpkin carving history, as host of the Great Pumpkin Fest of 2010. The four-day festival brought people together in an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record for the most jack-o-lanterns lit in one location.
According to Highwood Alderman Eric Faldberg the total was 26,287.
Alas, the record is still 30,128 set in Boston, Massachusetts.
But they’re going for it next year…that’s the true American Spirit!
You gotta love it!
All you need is a few witches, ghosts, pumpkins, magic wands, some pumpkin cookies and white chocolate pretzel treats.
White Chocolate Magic Wands
1 package white chocolate chips
1 package pretzel rods
1 jar candy decorating sprinkles
Parchment paper or waxed paper
Place white chocolate in glass bowl in microwave 30 seconds, take out, stir, put back in microwave 15-30 more seconds until all the white chocolate chips have lost their shape. Dip pretzel rods in white chocolate and swirl to coat tops. Roll in candy sprinkles. Place on parchment paper to cool.
Or bags of White Chocolate Pretzel Treats.
Same recipe, but with regular pretzels. And you have to put these in cellophane bags with bows…
Better to try, think of all of those happy faces that contributed to their effort, all 26,287.
There is always next year Highwood, if everyone who reads this participates and forwards it to a friend who will partcipate, and so on ….Happy Halloween!
Just made pretzels, chocolate of course for a bake sale and they were a big hit!
I think next year we all show up in Highwood and carve pumpkins!
Definitely, we are in.
I’m in too. I wanted to go to this event but we had a busy weekend with wedding fun. Next year
Great Marcy!!! And bring your camera along with Greg, Adler and sweet Saya.
I hope they make their record next year. That’s a lot of pumpkins. 🙂 Happy Halloween!
Maddy and Joe made these as their culinary contribution to a Thanksgiving/holiday party and they were a big hit.
They loved being able to make them themselves (no stove required!)
Joe was referring to them as ‘wizard wands’
Love it wizard wands!!! Another writer in the family!!! Love to all.