September 6, 2022
Morrisburg, ON — As leaves begin to turn and kids head back to school, it can only mean one thing… the pumpkins are coming! St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is excited to welcome back the fan-favourite Pumpkinferno event to both historic Fort Henry in Kingston and Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, beginning September 30, 2022. Starting today, September 6, 2022, guests can book their tickets for either (or both) experiences online.
Pumpkinferno is a luminary experience for all ages, a mesmerizing installation of more than 7,000 handcrafted, glowing artificial pumpkins set up along a curated self-tour path against historic backdrops. When the sun goes down, the daily 19th century life fades away and both Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village are transformed into enchanted wonderlands of brilliant pumpkin sculptures ablaze under the night sky.
With 10 seasons under their belt, Pumpkinferno is already a signature event at Upper Canada Village and is quickly becoming a signature event at Fort Henry. The Fort benefits from the Village’s pre-eminent expertise on artificial pumpkin carving. Last year, the 10th season of Pumpkinferno in Morrisburg drew 43,000 visitors to the Village and the debut of Pumpkinferno in Kingston brought in 35,000 visitors to the Fort.
This year, Upper Canada Village will debut 7 brand new exhibits, the most in any year since its inaugural year. New exhibits include Lovers’ Lane, featuring famous couples; fantastic beasts and mythical creatures in Legendary Lore and several others. With 21 exhibits in all, many fan-favourite exhibits return this year including flapper girls in the The Roaring 20’s and the music filled pumpkins of Mercury in Retrograde.
Fort Henry will also have 7 new exhibits in its experience, totalling 21 exhibits within the Dry Ditch including a new custom display immortalizing current and long-time leader of the Fort Henry Guard, Mark Bennett. New themes also include Creatures of the Current, superheroes in Power to the Pumpkins and much more. The Parade Square’s interactive zone will feature family friendly activities, a game show and of course, more pumpkins!
What guests need to know
Tickets for both sites are available now for purchase online. Pumpkinferno begins Friday, September 30, 2022, and runs nightly for the month of October.
Fort Henry – www.forthenry.com/event/pumpkinferno/
Upper Canada Village – www.uppercanadavillage.com/event/pumpkinferno/
About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.
To learn more, visit www.parks.on.ca
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St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Upper Canada Village