Now in its third year, Experience Ontario’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event, PUMPKINS AFTER DARK Drive-thru event features 8,000 hard carved pumpkins and 200 sculptures. Pumpkins After Dark: Enjoy a scenic 2.5 km driving tour featuring thousands of hand carved jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin sculptures and live carving demonstrations, all illuminated after dark.
Located at Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario, the event is fun for the whole family. The event runs from September 17 to November 8, 2021. Tickets will sell out again this year. All tickets must be pre-purchased. Don’t miss out! Book your tickets today! This year’s sculptures include the awe-inspiring headless horseman, King Kong meets Godzilla and 40 foot long fire breathing dragon plus brand new scenes including a Carnival theme, Egyptian theme and Fairytale theme.
Pumpkins After Dark employs 3 full-time carvers to bring 8,000 pumpkins to life. For the larger sculptures, it can take up to 200 hours to carve. Pumpkins After Dark uses a combination of craft (foam) pumpkins and real fresh pumpkins sourced from local Ontario farms to produce the show. This year’s live carving demonstrations will feature, Kara, the ‘Pumpkin Queen of Cambridge’.
A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to Joseph Brant Hospital in support of our frontline healthcare workers and Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. Last year the event raised over $25,000 ($20,000 to Country Heritage Park, including $5,000 to CHP food bank), as well as $3,000 to Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.
Pumpkins After Dark, at a glance:
· What: Pumpkins After Dark, Canada’s award-winning largest outdoor drive-thru Halloween event
· When: September 17th to November 7th, after dark, Thursday to Sunday nights, and 2 weeks leading up to Halloween (7 days/week)
· Where: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd. Milton, Ontario, L9T 2X3
· Event features over 200 sculptures comprised of 8,000 hand carved pumpkins
· Expected attendance of over 150,000
· Last year, event was 100% sold out
Tickets will sell out again this year. All tickets must be pre-purchased. Don’t miss out! Book your tickets today!
2 person car $39
3 person car $58
4 person car $69
5-7 person car $89
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