It’s Pumpkin Fest in Highwood Illinois. It’s that time of year – leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping and many homes are being decorated for Halloween. The festivities begin today October 19 through Saturday October October 22, 2011. The residents of Highwood are are excited to break a record on October 22,2011 as they attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the most Jack-O-Lanterns lit in one location. In addition, the city of Highwood and Keene, New Hampshire have decided to compete against one another – Go Highwood!!!
The goal which Highwood IL has set is to have 32,000 jack-o-laterns lit up on October 22, 2011 and to break the current world’s record which was set in Boston MA in 2006 where 30,128 pumpkins were lit. Last year Highwood IL hosted a successful Pumpkin Fest – drawing record crowds. A total of 26,287 jack-o-lanterns were lit and the event was great fun for all. This year the city of Highwood IL has added many family fun events to kick off the challenge and hopes to break the current Guinness World Record along with beating the town of Keene, New Hampshire. Highwood will be hosting a four day Great Pumpkin Fest beginning on Wednesday October 19, 2011thru Saturday October 22, 2011. The line-up for the Great Pumpkin Fest is quite awesome this year. Including many fun activities for all age groups. For more information and various events check out http://www.highwoodpumpkinfest.com.
>Highwood is an adjoining town to Highland Park it featuring many wonderful restaurants and during the summer months it hosts an amazing evening farmer’s market. Families who live in Highwood attend Highland Park Schools – District 112 and District 113. Don’t miss the fun – Highwood IL is calling all pumpkin carvers from near or far to participate in this fun and record breaking event. Just think you could be a part of a history!