From October 3 through November 2 of 2013 (on select nights), a Hallowe’en experience will unfold unlike any other in Canada.
Come and stroll through a hauntingly beautiful and spellbinding outdoor exhibit of thousands of hand-carved pumpkins, set against a stirring night-time backdrop just inside the gates of historic Upper Canada Village. Marvel at this eclectic display of scenes from exotic places and historic ages, meet up with forest animals and sea-born creatures, see story book heroes, mythical characters, cultural icons and more .... all carved from pumpkins!
This mesmerizing installation of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins is a not-to-be-missed event for ALL ages.
Watch CTV's Regional Contact coverage from 2012 of Pumpkinferno!
DATES AND HOURS OF OPERATION
ADMISSION (tax not included)
THE STORY BEHIND THE PUMPKINS
The carved pumpkins you will see at Pumpkinferno are realistic, artificial pumpkins, whose forms have been shaped from molds of real pumpkins. The pumpkins have been designed and carved by a talented group of young artists from the Eastern Ontario region. These designers and carvers were selected based on their penchant for design, whether in his/her field of study or as a personal hobby. They embarked at the start of the summer on this monumental project, and have worked through September, designing, carving, and constructing the amazing array of pumpkin-carved installations you will discover on your tour.
Hear testimonial of a behind-the-scenes visit to see the team at work ...
EATS & TREATS
Fuel up with fun food or fancy fare, a nice add-on to your tour in the crisp October air!
MAKE IT AN OVERNIGHT GETAWAY
Turn your visit into an overnight getaway at one of the region's finest hotels. All located just minutes away along the St. Lawrence River from the quaint village of Morrisburg, to the nearby city of Cornwall. You'll discover a variety of things to enhance your visit.
COME PREPARED - INFORMATION TO KNOW AHEAD OF TIME.
Pumpkinferno is a night-time, outdoor exhibit of carved pumpkins set up alongside the gravel roads and boardwalks in the Mill, Queen and Church Street areas, just inside the gates of Upper Canada Village.
The tour is along a walking path, and may narrow at times; horse-drawn wagons are not provided.
To walk through the tour will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes long. Please ensure that you wear comfortable and protective footwear, and are dressed for any kind of weather, as the event will happen rain or shine. The event will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, at the discretion of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission (rain checks will be honoured should this occur).
Awarded best new event in Ontario!
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