Friday, September 18, 2015

Most People Dressed as Garden Gnomes

Between the woman with 2,042 garden gnomes, and the event listed below, I guess there is a "gnome" section in the Guinness Book of World Records.


From the Courier-Mail article:
HUNDREDS of people in garden gnomes costumes will flood Wynnum in attempt to break a world record on November 7.

The Rolling With Your Gnomies festival is the brainchild of Little Gnome bookstore owner Bel Ellis, who hopes the wacky spectacle will put the bayside on the map.
"It will bring something to the bayside that’s just a bit quirky and a lot of fun,” she said.

Members of the community are invited to put on their finest felt hats and join an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes”.

The day’s festivities will include a street parade through Wynnum Central and live entertainment and market stalls at Bandstand Park from 2pm-5pm.

The official count will take place at 3.30pm.

The record was set in 2011 when the British Broadcasting Corporation mustered a crowd of 478 gnomes to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need charity.
The bayside event will raise funds to buy books for local schools, charities and community groups including The Pyjama Foundation and the QUOCKA Wynnum Manly reading program, which recently suffered a cut to funding.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 pensioners, students and “little humans” between five and 18.
help out
You can learn more and buy tickets by visiting
■ Organisers are seeking a sponsor to help cover the cost of bringing a Guinness representative to Australia
■ They are also calling out to anyone who would like to volunteer on the day

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