Pumpkin carvers on Central Avenue Saturday. Courtesy photo
Steve Bublitz, coordinator of the Oct. 26 Guinness World Record Attempt: “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously”, gave an update Sunday on the event.
“Thank you Los Alamos and our friends and neighbors all over New Mexico who made yesterday such a very memorable day. It was a grand event indeed,” he said.
He expressed gratitude to all who worked and supported the event.
“The question in everyone’s mind is, ‘Did we break the Guinness World Record of 1060 people?’ Officially, we cannot say, however we are hopeful,” Bublitz said.
He said based upon the number of tickets sold which was approximately 1100 + and based on the number of people who participated which was also approximately 1100.
Bublitz said data which must be submitted to Guinness under their rules includes:
- wristband count
- drone video and photo documentation
- each steward’s testimony – what they observed and documented in their quadrant
- what the witnesses saw in conjunction with the steward’s documentation
“All this data will be uploaded to Guinness and then we wait for an official response,” he said.
He noted that right now, Guinness’s response time to review all evidence is a minimum of 12 weeks, but that it could take 16 weeks or more.
“So in the meantime, we celebrate that Los Alamos just had the largest pumpkin carving party ever – and that we can say without any confirmation from Guinness! We did this, Los Alamos,” Bublitz said.