Pumpknferno is an outstanding pumpkin event that takes place at Upper Canada Village each year for the entire month of October. For the event, 7000 pumpkins are intricately carved to create sculptures that light up a 1km path. Each year the displays are changed, and this year in honour of Canada’s 150th Pumpkinferno has plenty of sculptures celebrating Canada’s history through depictions of the 17th-century fur trade, the country’s landscape through carvings of trees and flowers from every province and territory along with favourite sports such as hockey. Other themes include a day of the dead, the dragon’s layer, witches brew and a night at the museum.
One of my favourite parts of Pumpkinferno this year was the spectacular art gallery area where famous paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring and Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait With Monkey are created with pumpkins.
If you are looking for a fun fall event to do, Pumpkinferno is indeed worth the drive to see the pumpkins.