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Highwood might be a small city in the North Shore, but what we lack in size, we certainly have in heart. Take our second annual Great Pumpkin Fest into consideration to get an idea of what I mean.

Last year, our first attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for most jack-o-lanterns lit in one location at the First Annual Great Pumpkin Fest went belly up due to inclement weather and major rains. However, we came close and this Saturday, October 22, we’ll go for the record again- this time lighting jack-o-lanterns simultaneously with previous world record holders, Keene, New Hampshire. Did I mention there will be 32,000 of them!?

Fun fact: Whether Highwood bests Keene and breaks the Boston record, one thing is certain: The city will hold the record for grinning jack-o’-lantern per capita. Keene, with 22,000-plus residents, is four times the size of Highwood. Boston proper – 617,600 – is almost 124 times as big.

Our Fest begins tomorrow, October 19 and runs through Saturday night. Fun for the whole family we’ll have a 5k run, pumpkin land regatta, parade, trick or treating, costume contest, rides, a petting zoo and more. We have plenty of parking to accommodate City folk so make your way up to the best kept secret of the North Shore!

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Tali Hylen, guest blogger


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