Laconia Draws Crowds (But Not World Record) At Pumpkin Festival

Oct 16, 2017

The 2017 New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival in Laconia saw big crowds over the weekend, but didn't see a world record.

The president of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce said it was a record-breaking crowd, with estimates of more than 40,000 coming to the downtown event on Friday and Saturday. reports there was no Guinness Book world record for jack-o-lanterns; That record was set on Oct 19th, 2013, according to Guinness, when 30,581 jack-o’-lanterns were lit at what was then the Keene Pumpkin Festival.