A small town in New Hampshire has reclaimed the Guinness World record for the most Jack-O-Lanterns lit at once, according to FOX News.
On Saturday, the town of Keene carved and lit 30,581 pumpkins, which was confirmed by Guinness World records. They were put on display, beating the previous record of 30,128 Jack-O-Lanterns that had been set by Boston in 2006.
This was not the first time that Keene has held the title, as the town has been the record holder eight times before. Keene and Boston have been engaged in a pumpkin war for the last six years, with Keene attempting to win the title back every year. This year, the Pumpkin Festival was successful at winning the town back the title.
"People around the world are rooting for this world record," Ruth Sterling, who helps organize the event every year, told FOX News. "This world record has been here eight times, and now it has to come home in 2013, so we've used that theme all year, bring it home."
Jack-O-Lanterns were brought to Keene from all over the world. The event is so popular that the population of Keene quadruples in size on the day of the event.
Kendall Lane, the mayor of Keene, announced their record to an excited crowd, thrilled to have won back the title.
"Tonight, the people of the world are waiting for us," Lane told the crowd. "They want to know what our count is...this is the center of America."
Keene holds the pumpkin festival every year, and this year it was promoted as a big attempt to win back the record.
"Bring the record home this time!" the promotional material read. "We're gonna let it shine!"
The people of Keene are very happy to have the title back where they feel it belongs.
Video footage of the festival.
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