Gatlinburg Attempts to Break Guinness World Record for Largest Display of Scarecrows

The city of Gatlinburg will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for most scarecrows within a location during Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. To break the current world record, downtown Gatlinburg must claim over 3,812 scarecrows.

The attempt celebrates Gatlinburg’s recent enhancement of its annual Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, with featured festivities, special events and new life-size Scarecrows now extended until November 21 for visitors to experience during the area’s peak foliage times.

Visitors can enjoy many whimsical scarecrow scenes created by Gatlinburg businesses and community members throughout town and the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, where hundreds of handcrafted Scarecrows and harvest vignettes can be found as part of the community’s Scarecrow Trail. The Scarecrow Trail is one of Gatlinburg’s featured fall experience that enhances the city’s Scarecrow theme.

“With so much scenic beauty and festivities to take part in every year, Gatlinburg’s harvest season is always an exciting time to visit, and this year’s Guinness World Record will only add to that tradition,” said Gatlinburg PR Manager, Marci Claude. “Along with achieving a new record, our goal is to make this attempt a true community event, with everyone involved in showing how Gatlinburg celebrates fall in a big way.”

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Source: City of Gatlinburg