Post by Sofie Sharom. You can follow her on Instagram @sofiesharom or on twitter @intotoronto.
The season of ghouls, goblins and excessive candy eating is upon us. For those looking for a festive way to spend Halloween night, Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village is the place to be.
The historic site for this spooky event is located about an hour and fifteen minute drive south of the nation’s capital, just due west of the small hamlet of Morrisburg.
Pumpkinferno, now in its 3rd incarnation, is a magnificent display of over 6000 hand carved pumpkins, scattered in themed scenes across the grounds of the 1860’s replica village. Navigating along a dimly lit path, you’ll encounter intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, from a giant Chinese dragon to forbidding jack-in-the-boxes. Vibrant creatures from Noah’s ark graze peacefully in the night, and antique cars with brightly lit pumpkin hubcaps bring the old wooden houses to life.
Midway through the pathway be sure to stop at the Harvest Barn for a homemade hearty meal, warm cider, or a piece of pumpkin pie. Pumpkinferno is on each weekend in October, including Halloween night.
Insider tip: Buy your tickets online in advance and wait until about 8-9pm to start your visit. The rush begins when the gates open at 7pm.
For more information, or to reserve tickets, please click here.