If you’re looking for some fun and unusual things to do this October, Pumkinferno should be on your list. It is making a return this fall and its gates will be opened for the public to marvel at the pumpkin displays until October 31.
This year, Pumkinferno will let you walk through and interact with seven thousand artificial pumpkins, which will all be lit up until Halloween for visitors, both young and old, to enjoy.
Just like in previous years, guests can have dinner and drinks onsite. They can participate in fun activities like puppet shows and take photos with countless pumpkin paintings.
This outdoor light festival will be held at the Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg and within the walls of Fort Henry in Kingston this year. Both locations are part of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, a Crown agency that manages the event.
Among the typical displays to see include rocket ships, trains, and dragons. Ticket holders, however, are also in for new displays, such as those that are dedicated to superhero comic books.
As explained by Geoff Waycik, St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s director of historic sites, the carvers’ imaginations are “endless” and that new cool things are “immortalized” in the pumpkins.
“There are 30 percent more pumpkins than last year. We’ve just added and added so much that we’re actually spilling out into places we’ve never been before [in the Fort],” he added.
As the event has gotten bigger than ever, it has left every square foot of the venues covered in pumpkins to impress.
For those who are interested, tickets can be purchased online.