This post is thanks to Gareth who sent through a link via Facebook to the Guinness world records page which has a good number of pumpkin related records, check these out:

Farthest Distance to Fire a Pumpkin

  • Who: Ralph J. Eschborn II, Alex C. Eschborn, Eric J. Eschborn, Pete Hill, Stefan Hill, John Piel, Verne W
  • What: Farthest distance to fire a pumpkin
  • Where: United States

The farthest distance to fire a pumpkin is 1,690.24 m ( 5,545.43 ft) and was achieved by Ralph J. Eschborn II, Alex C. Eschborn, Eric J. Eschborn, Pete Hill, Stefan Hill, John Piel, Verne Weidman, Don Brill, and Harry Harding (all USA) using their “Big 10 Inch” air cannon in Moab, Utah, USA, on 9 Sep 2010.

Here is a video of that cannon breaking a world record, just not the world record mentioned above.

 

Longest line of carved pumpkins

  • Who: Save-On-Foods
  • What: Longest line of carved pumpkins
  • Where: Canada

The longest line of carved pumpkins numbers 1,301, achieved by Save-On-Foods (Canada) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 28 October 2013.

The pumpkins were carved by schoolchildren throughout the Calgary region, stored in refrigerated trailers and then lined up at the Calgary Corn Maze by Save-On-Food employees.

Longest Line of Carved Pumpkins

Most people carving pumpkins simultaneously

  • Who: Galloping Grace Youth Ranch and the citizens of New Mexico
  • What: Most people carving pumpkins simultaneously
  • Where: United States

The most people carving pumpkins simultaneously is 1,060 and was achieved by Galloping Grace Youth Ranch and the citizens of New Mexico (USA) in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA, on 26 October 2013.

Most Pumpkins Smashed in One Minute

  • Who: Ben Shephard
  • What: Most pumpkins smashed in one minute
  • Where: United Kingdom

The most pumpkins smashed in one minute is 11 and was achieved by Ben Shephard (UK) on the set of This Morning, ITV, London, UK, on 29 October 2010.

TV/PR adjudication-live TV. Amarilis Espinoza, Louise Toms and Louise Ireland adjudicated. Ben competed against Peter Andre and Chris Evans for the record.

I couldn’t find a video of the actual current world record, but I did find this attempt which is still to be verified and was of 15 getting smashed in one minute.

Fastest 100m in a Pumpkin

  • Who: Dmitri Galitzine
  • What: Fastest 100 m in a pumpkin
  • Where: United Kingdom

The fastest 100 m paddled in a pumpkin is 2 min 0.3 sec and was achieved by Dmitri Galitzine (UK) at Trafalgar Wharf, Porchester, Hampshire, UK, on 23 May 2013.

In accordance with the guidelines Galitzine used a standard, commercially available kayak paddle. The pumpkin used weighed 272.16 kg (600 lb).

 Fastest Time to Carve One Pumpkin

  • Who: Stephen Clarke
  • What: Fastest time to carve one pumpkin
  • Where: United States

The fastest time to carve a pumpkin is 16.47 seconds achieved by Stephen Clarke (USA) on PIX11 Morning News in New York, New York, USA, on 31 October 2013.

The jack-o’-lantern is required to have a complete face, including eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

Couldn’t find the exact video of Stephen Clarke carving the one pumpkin, although he has other record for carving, but did find this guy on Youtube who reckoned he could do it faster.

Fastest Time to Carve One Tonne of Pumpkins

  • Who: Stephen Clarke
  • What: Fastest time to carve one tonne of pumpkins
  • Where: Havertown, United States

The fastest time to carve one tonne of pumpkins is 3 hours 33 minutes 49 seconds, achieved by Stephen Clarke (USA) at Harrah’s Casino Resort, Atlantic City, NJ on 29 October 2008.

Largest Pumpkin Pie

  • Who: New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers
  • What: Largest pie, pumpkin
  • Where: United States

The largest pumpkin pie weighs 1,678 kg (3,699 lb) and was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers (USA) at New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, on 25 September 2010.

The diameter of the pie was 6 m (20 ft). The crust was made of 440 sheets of dough and the other ingredients were canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

Most Pumpkins Carved in One Hour

  • Who: DAVID FINKLE
  • What: Most pumpkins carved in one hour
  • Where: United Kingdom

David Finkle (UK) carved 102 pumpkins in one hour on the BBC’s Countryfile programme in Colchester on 7 October 2010.

The Countryfile team had prepared 70 pumpkins for David Finkle to carve, but in just 20 minutes David had already carved 40. Once David had broken the previous record he decided he wanted to try for 100 pumpkins. The crew and his family then hollowed out pumpkins as he worked so he could continue. He stopped carving 59 minutes when he was certain that he’d carved over 100. Claire B adjudicated.

No video of his world record, but here is a video of him discussing how he carves faces into pumpkins.

This record has also been held by Stephen Clarke in the past and is sure to be challenged again in the future.

What record would you have a go at breaking above?  Or would you think of something else to try with pumpkins?   Let me know in the comments below.