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Los Alamos Arts Council Looking To Make History

on September 12, 2019 - 8:14am

A scene from the 2018 Pumpkin Glow on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Mairen Hoch/


Los Alamos Arts Council is striving to make world history.

At 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26, the local arts organization will invite 1,300 citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities to attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously.”

To ensure that it meets the goal of 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously, the arts council strongly recommends that participants be at least 10 years old. All participants must carve their own pumpkin for at least five minutes into a traditional Halloween Jack O’ Lantern design with eyes, nose and mouth. The Jack O’ Lanterns will be verified when completed.

Want to be a part of history? Participants can purchase tickets for $5. Tickets are available now at CB FOX or at the Los Alamos Arts Council office, on the second floor of Fuller Lodge.  Tickets also may be purchased online for $7 at

Ticket cost includes a 24+ pound pumpkin to take home after the Pumpkin Glow), a  wristband and a complimentary Pumpkin Masters Carving Kit. A New Mexico driver’s license or military card of service in New Mexico will be requested for purchases made in person. Online tickets will only be mailed to a New Mexico address. Online ticket sales will close Friday, Oct. 18, to ensure ticket arrival before the event.

See the LAAC website for more information about participating, updates and ticket sales. Email with questions or to volunteer at this event. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: #1300pumpkinparty.