For the first time ever Fort Henry brought us Pumpkin Inferno. A yearly event at Upper Canada Village, I was ecstatic when I heard they were bringing it to Fort Henry. Many times I had planned to go see Pumpkin Inferno at Upper Canada Village but it was never in the cards for me. I was determined that I would not miss it at Fort Henry.
I paid for our tickets. This is NOT a sponsored post.
Due to the pandemic, limited tickets were sold and you had to pick your time of entry. I went with the first window of the night which is 7:00 pm. I loved the view from downtown Kingston as we were walking up to the fort so I had to stop and take a picture.
The lineup wasn’t long to get in and people kept their distance. However, it moved slowly as they gave you bracelets to put on and it seemed every single group wanted to put them on at the ticket window instead of moving out of the way.
The main event was located down in the moat between the walls. We were there on a calm night but I can see how if it was a windy night being down in the moat would be great for blocking the wind. Fort Henry is located up on a hill right beside Lake Ontario. It can get windy.
Of course, as soon as we entered Pumpkin Inferno my youngest son had to go to the bathroom. My husband took him as my oldest and walked VERY slowly as we waited for them to meet up with us.
I was worried about the value of the price of the event but was not disappointed. The Pumpkin Inferno display was just short enough that no one got bored of it but long enough that I felt my money was well spent.
The Beavertails store is open every night of Pumpkin Inferno so we decided to end our night in true Canadian style and get some Beavertails. It is located and the lower fort area and they had metal tables set up and space apart for families. We had to wait 20 minutes before our number was called to get our order and my butt was getting very cold.
The kids stayed warm by playing duck, duck, goose and tag while we waited. I won’t lie, that was the highlight of my night. My kids are 14 and about to be 10 so for them to play together especially outside is something that never happens. It just warmed my heart to sit with my husband and watch them play.
Will I go to Pumpkin Inferno again this year? No. Will I return next year? YES! It is definitely an event I plan to add to our family traditions while we are living in Kingston.
Pumpkin Inferno at Fort Henry Details
The event is on nightly until October 31st.
Buy your tickets at https://www.forthenry.com/events/pumpkinferno/. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
|Military (with ID)
|Children aged 4 and under
You do not need to be vaccinated. Makes are required in any indoor location and when spacing can not be kept. The only time we had to wear our masks was in line to get in and when using the washrooms.