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2006 Life is good Pumpkin Festival to Take Place on Boston Common on Saturday, October 21

30,000 Jack-O-Lanterns Needed to Set World Record!

On Saturday, October 21, Boston Common will once again be transformed into a pumpkin patch at the 2006 Life is good® Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The event will run from 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The 2006 Life is good® Pumpkin Festival is produced in partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

For the third straight year, Life is good® and Camp Sunshine will attempt to beat the world record for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one place. To help break the record, all festival-goers are encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin and a votive candle or a pumpkin to carve on Boston Common.

In October 2005, 24,581 jack-o-lanterns lit up the Boston Common as more than 45,000 people joined Life is good® and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, raising $182,000 for Camp Sunshine. The event fell just short of the Guinness World Record of 28,952 jack-o-lanterns, held by the town of Keene, NH.

The Life is good® Pumpkin Festival will feature activities suitable for all age groups. In addition to all day carving and plenty of jack-o-lanterns, festival-goers will find great food, live bands and entertainment, a costume parade, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, magic shows, the Gargantuan Gourds Guessing Game, and much more.

For more information on the 2006 Life is Good® Pumpkin Festival please visit or call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505.

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Added by erica@callananklein on August 15, 2006