HIGHWOOD – Jack O’ Lanterns by the thousands saturated Highwood with a moody, orange glow, and the agents of their carving filled the streets with revelry during The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival October 6 through 8.
Here are some interesting data points from the event, according to Celebrate Highwood:
- 21,243 pumpkins carved and lit at once
- More than 70,000 attendees over 3 days
- 700 volunteers came together to make it happen
- 20 different musical acts on 2 stages
- Five Make-A-Wish Illinois families announced Grand Lighting each night, telling their stories and giving love to the organization and community
Alas, the number of Jack O’ Lanterns carved and lit at once did not beat the Guinness World Record.
Photos and data provided by Celebrate Highwood