By the time I hit my 50th festival this year, I thought to myself, “I really should contact the Guinness Book of World Records. I’ll bet I’ve been to more festivals in one year than anyone else has in the world…ever.”
And, in my heart, I know I’m right. I mean, who would go to this many festivals?
But the difficulty of getting in the Guinness Book doesn’t lie so much in beating old records; the difficulty is getting Guinness to create/accept a new world record category. They only have so much book space, after all.
Still I tried through their website, hoping for the best, but my request was rejected a few weeks later.
So, as I drove into New Bremen, once again setting a higher number of my ignored festival world record…
…just as the New Bremen Pumpkinfest was working on a world record of their own.
…but it did bring in some huge pumpkins.
Even though the festival was short (1.5 days) and pretty small, it gave pumpkin-loving festival goers more than they could ever ask for.
There was only one food vendor I saw (OK, I would ask for more of that) – hence the incredibly long line…
…but they did have pumpkin brats and they smelled great.
…or the OSU game…
…you would have noticed the locally-made Wooden Shoe Pumpkin Ale…
…the pumpkin bread and rolls (actually the rolls sold out) from nearby Kettlersville…
…and a bunch of Pumpkinfest fans.
…where people stared into the darkness under the aluminum foil.
…you may notice a large pumpkin pie in there.
Maybe, if I’m lucky, they’ll read this blog and pass it on to Guinness for me. Being as they keep getting in that book for the pies, perhaps their pull will get me in too!