The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department, Tourism Division, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Durham and Central Counties Tourism, has successfully broken the existing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Longest Picnic Table, previously set at 120.33 metres.
The Durham Harvest Picnic world record breaking attempt concluded at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, with a final, verified, measurement of the picnic table at Victoria Fields in Whitby. The event took place during the inaugural four-day Durham Festival, a celebration of Durham Region’s culture and creativity.
As part of the world record breaking attempt at the Durham Harvest Picnic, a picnic table was built to measure 136.61 metres and accommodate more than 500 people. Participating individuals attended with their lunch, pre-ordered or purchased a lunch on site, during this historic event. Following the verification of the success of challenging the record, the table was dismantled and all components donated to Habitat for Humanity Durham, for the outside framing of four townhouses in Oshawa.
Durham Festival is a region-wide celebration of creativity and culture presented by The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department, Tourism Division in partnership with all eight local area municipalities and Central Counties Tourism. For more information about Durham Festival, visit www.durhamfestival.ca.