September 6, 2022
Kingston, ON — After a successful debut last year, Fort Henry is excited to announce the return of the award-winning, family-friendly Pumpkinferno event to Kingston for its second annual season beginning September 30, 2022.
When the sun goes down, the regimentation of daily 19th century military life fades away and Fort Henry National Historic Site is transformed into an enchanted wonderland of brilliant pumpkin sculptures ablaze inside the limestone walls under the night sky.
This year, Fort Henry will have 7 new exhibits in the experience totalling 21 exhibits 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!
The Pumpkinferno experience originated at SLPC’s Upper Canada Village more than 10 years ago. The Village has become Ontario’s pre-eminent expert on pumpkin events and artificial pumpkin carving, assembling a talented group of artists who spend four months each year designing and carving thousands of pumpkins to bring this artful exhibit to life.
Fort Henry’s Pumpkinferno debut was a sell-out success, welcoming more than 35,000 guests in 2021, representing $3.4 million in visitor spending in the Kingston area.
Fort Henry Event Details
Pumpkinferno will operate nightly from September 30 to October 31
To learn more, visit www.parks.on.ca
Manager, Guest Relations and Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission