Five major new exhibits to be unveiled when the magical Pumpkinferno returns September 28

A lit-up tree with astronaut at Pumpkinferno 2017. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

MORRISBURG – Upper Canada Village will launch its annual magical fall event Pumpkinferno on Friday, September 28. It will run Thursday through Sunday evenings (and Thanksgiving Monday) until Sunday, October 28. Hours are 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until October 14 and then 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. starting October 18. Tickets are on sale at

Pumpkinferno will offer an Accessibility night on October 9. Guests with accessibility needs can ride in their own vehicles to view Pumpkinferno. Only accessibility vans or parabuses will be allowed; coaches and school buses cannot be accommodated due to their size. Upper Canada Village will provide a staff person familiar with the Village roadways in the dark to lead the vehicles through the site. Reservations are required. Contact Customer Service at 613-543-4328 or 800-437-2233.

A sneak peek indicates that Pumpkinferno 2018 will enthrall audiences once again with the introduction of 5 all new magical additions with a bit of groovy fun thrown in. Here’s an overview of what’s coming up at this fall’s Pumpkinferno:

Mesozoic Monsters – Hear those roars? Could it be dinosaurs? Imagine life-size recreations of prehistoric reptiles. Come meet the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Velociraptors!

Psychedelic Sixties – Far out man! We’re groovin’ to a whole new sound and light show set to some of the 60s most iconic and memorable tunes. It’s outta sight and trippy, so embrace your inner hippy and get in the groove at Pumpkinferno’s psychedelic rock extravaganza.

Creatures of the current – Do you ever wonder what lies beneath the surface and in the depths of the ocean? Wander through the Pumpkinferno ocean blue in this underwater-themed debut!

No snorkels, scuba diving gear or shark cages required! Octopi, sea turtles, a Great White Shark and more!

Cycle through time – Cycling enthusiasts will love this look back to how bicycles have changed over time. See ours – all made from pumpkins, then stop by Pumpkin Park for some energetic Pedal Power fun!

Steampunk Station – Get transported to the Victorian retro-futuristic age of steam-powered technology and vintage fashion, all with a contemporary, cheeky twist. Our Steampunk Station features fashionable characters and a 36 foot long train – all artistically carved from pumpkins!

“We have an extremely talented team who work together to bring Pumpkinferno to life. From our creative designers and pumpkin carving artists to the set-up crew and frontline staff welcoming visitors through the gates, it is a real team effort. I know that audiences are going to love the new exhibits we have added this year. I think our team have hit it out of the park!” – Tracey Ogilby, Manager Upper Canada Village

“A priority for our teams is to develop engaging and exceptional experiences that will draw visitors into the region. Once again, the Pumpkinferno team has worked their magic developing stunning new themes that will wow our audiences. We look forward to sharing this year’s event with our guests. – Hollee Kew, General Manager & CEO, St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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