UPDATE (8-Jul-2017): Backus Picnic beat the current Guinness World Record with a length of 1,061.94 feet.
As part of Canada 150 celebrations, the Port Rowan/South Walsingham Heritage Association in partnership with the Long Point Region Conservation Authority is inviting people from across the region to help break a Guinness World Record for the Longest Picnic Table at Backus Heritage Conservation Area on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm. 150 picnic tables will be lined up in Backus Heritage Village from the Cherry Valley School to the Museum in celebration of Canada 150. Admission to Backus Heritage Conservation Area is free that day for all visitors bringing their lunch in a picnic basket to participate in this record attempt. Gates for the world record event will be open at 11:00 am.
“Picnic Day at Backus Heritage Conservation Area will include a host of activities for all ages, “says LPRCA Chair Noel Haydt. Highlighting the day will be World Record holder and illusionist Lucas Wilson who will be performing his magic starting at 2pm. The Picnic Day will also include food and dessert trucks, live music, picnic games, vintage baseball and of course, the World Record attempt at 1pm.
“It should be an absolutely great event,” added Haydt. “Picnics have been a large part of this region’s social culture, so what better place to host it than Backus Heritage Village.” The Backus Heritage Village is located at Backus Heritage Conservation Area, just north of Port Rowan.