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Garrison, ND – Fort Stevenson State Park invites the public to gather at the park on Saturday, May 18 to attempt a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most people making s’mores simultaneously in celebration of the park’s 50th anniversary. 


An official judge from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS will be on site to verify the record and confirm that more than 891 people, which is the current record, simultaneously made s’mores. 


“We want to do something really special and notable to celebrate our 50th anniversary and since making s’mores is a favorite camping activity, why not try to break the record?” said Fort Stevenson State Park Manager Chad Trautman. “We are aiming for 1,000 people to attend and help us break this record so we hope North Dakotans will support this exciting endeavor.” 


Participants are asked to arrive early to allow time to check in. Gates to the designated event area will open at 1:30 p.m. and close at 2:45 p.m. with the record attempt to commence at 3:00 p.m. The first 1,200 participants will receive a commemorative 50th Anniversary roasting stick courtesy of SCHEELS.  Restrooms and concessions will be available. Leashed pets are allowed in the park but not in the event area. 


This event is a fun-filled experience for the whole family! While participants need to be able to make their own s'mores, we have a dedicated spectator area with a comfort station and grassy space perfect for families with young children. 


Park entrance fees will be waived for the day, and participants are encouraged to carpool where possible.  


The s’mores record attempt event is made possible by these generous sponsors: Garrison Area Improvement Association, McLean Electric Cooperative, CHI St. Alexius Health, Hwy 83 Lawn and Leisure, Hwy 83 Manufacturing, Cenex, TruCommunity Bank, BNC Bank, SCHEELS, Dairy Queen, Krause's SuperValu, 4 Seasons Restaurant, Basic Electric, and Otter Tail Power. 


For more information, please visit the event Facebook page, call the park office 701-337-5576, or e-mail fssp@nd.gov


The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich generations through experiences that connect people and places.     

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