Pictures from Pumpkin Inferno 2017 at Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, Ontario.
Pumpkin Inferno in Penetanguishene, Ontario
Every year for the month of October, Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, Ontario is turned into a wonderful Halloween display. Pumpkin Inferno is targeted towards families but people of all ages will enjoy the spooky fun.
The main attraction is, of course, the pumpkins. They are realistic (at least in the dark) looking Funkins – basically, a plastic or foam pumpkin that can be carved like a real one that will last the month (some are reused each year). Some of the displays are revisited each year, while others are brand new. 2016 was my first trip to this entertaining event, so it was all new to me! When I returned in 2017, about a quarter of the pumpkin displays were new.
There is also a haunted “Terror Zone” where brave souls can make their way through a haunted house scenario. It is restricted to children over the age of 12, adults of any age are also welcome.
New in 2017 was a pumpkin catapult (actually a trebuchet, for those who, like me, are picky about such things). Sadly, it was a very stormy night when I was there, so no pictures of flying pumpkins.
Since it gets a little chilly at night in October, halfway through the exhibits is a snack shack where you can stop to get some hot chocolate and other sweet treats. Hot chocolate was a perfect pick me up to warm us and keep us going through the evening.
To learn more about Pumpkin Inferno, check out the Discovery Harbour Website
Looking for more Halloween Fun? Check out my experience in Oaxaca City for Mexico’s famous Dia de Muertos or the Day of the Dead celebration!