Gnomies! We have been dressing up like Gnomes together for 10 years.
Let's give ourselves a 10-year anniversary present and WIN!
Saturday, April 28th. 1:30pm at Edgewood Ave at Waddel Street, Atlanta GA 30307!
We need 479 Gnomes!
Ya gno, if we each had one gnomie, we'd win this damn record. We need 479 gnomes to beat the Brits!
Everyone is always invited to jump in our annual run at the Guinness' World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Garden Gnomes" in the beloved Inman Park Festival Parade! The Gnomeland waits for you. Read the Guinness requirements at the bottom here and come play!
In case you do not know the history of this high holiday: In 2009, we got stomped by the Canadians in a narrow loss involving shady dealings with the movie, Gnomio & Juliette. We were 40 Gnomes short. Then, the BBC got in the game and beat the Canadians in 2011 with 478 Gnomes. Their record still stands. But Atlanta Gnomes gnever give up! Persistance will prevail.
ULTERIOR MOTIVE REMINDER: The Gnome March World Record Attempt is a vehicle to bring global attention to important Gnome Issues and Atlanta gnome culture. Make a parade sign! The Gnomenclature is the best! Fight Gnomophobia! Stay tuned for a hat & sign making party!
No one has more fun losing than we do - however, WE PLAY TO WIN! So, do your gnomework and go round up your gnomies! Have a Gnome Hat Making Party! Wear your Gnome glad rags to your Earth Day Volunteer Project - and recruit those people!
Our gnome count will occur AT THE END of the parade in the Gnome Mushroom in Gnome Field. Enter through the stem only to be counted. Gnomeland Security will mind the mushroom perimeter. If we have 479 Gnomes, we have to stay together in the mushroom for 5 minutes - and record it. Pack a cocktail! Pull up a piece of grass.
Per Guinness, we all need "full gnome costumes." We argued that Atlanta Gnomes are crossdressers and Guinness graciously conceded! Overalls and boots are acceptable Gnome costumes for ALL! See full Guinness costume requirements below. The aprons get prettier every year! A RED pointy hat is our requirement.
Guinness Costume Requirements:
4. A full male gnome costume consists of the following:
One of the following combinations: collared shirt and vest OR brightly coloured tunic and belt
Pointed RED hat
5. A full female gnome costume consists of the following:
One of the following combinations: solid-coloured or patterned dress with apron OR shirt and skirt with suspenders
Pointed RED hat
6. Any participants not dressed in the full costume must be discounted from the final total." We will discount any gnome in a non-red hat."