June 11, 2009

This year, celebrate Halloween to the extreme at these autumn events. Boston's Life Is Good Pumpkin Festival (617/635-4505; lifeisgood.com/festivals) aims to break the Guinness World Record for the most lit jack-o'-lanterns in one place. For Nassau, Delaware's World Championship Punkin Chunkin (302/684-8196; punkinchunkin.com), participants catapult the gourds. And at the Pumpkin Regatta in Windsor, Nova Scotia (902/798-9440; worldsbiggestpumpkins.com), contestants race in boats carved out of—you guessed it.

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