PumpkInferno

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Happy Halloween!  My hubby and I took the kids to a really fun exhibit last weekend in Upper Canada Village, called PumpkInferno.  For those not familiar with UCV, it is a heritage site on the St Lawrence Seaway that has original pioneer buildings from the 19th century.  They have people dressed in period costume running the village as it would have been 150 years ago, and you can go wander around the village in and out of the buildings.  But back to PumpkInferno… the exhibit winds it’s way through the village and consists of 30 different scenes carved entirely out of pumpkins!  Very cool!  I thought it would be fun to share a few photos from our little excursion through the village.This is the doorway into the Steam Flour Mill.  I don’t suppose this fellow is going to let anyone in tonight!  On either side of him, running along the whole front of the building are hundreds of jack o’lanterns carved with different ghoulish scenes and monstrous faces.In the middle of a pond just outside the mill is this mermaid perched on ‘rocks’.  You can see the reflection of her in the water.  Keep in mind this is all carved out of pumpkins, which have been secured together!As we wound our way through the village, we came across this shootout at the old saloon, complete with cactus and cow skull.Here is a soldier and canon from the war of 1812.  In the background you can see a Chinese dragon and some Chinese lanterns hanging from a tree (upper right).  All made out of pumpkins!Our spooky guide is pointing the way to the next exhibit!Volcano, complete with tikis and a tiki bar (not pictured here and unfortunately not serving alchohol!).This picture was taken with the flash on so you can get a better idea of how the figures are built.  Arrrrr, matey!I wouldn’t want to be caught ‘dead’ in this garden with this creepy scarecrow watching over it.  There were even pumpkins on the fence posts with crows carved into them.The happy couple.  Just burried!And finally, no Halloween exhibit would be complete without the headless horseman.  Here he is ready for action!

Hats off to Parks Canada for putting on this fabulous exhibit.  If you live in the Ottawa area and want to go see it, they’ve extended the show to November 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  Hope you enjoyed the photos and are getting geared up for all the little ghosts and goblins that will be out and about tonight.

See you tomorrow for the My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge.  Happy Halloween!

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11 responses »

  1. Happy Halloween to you as well Tracy.

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of the exhibits. I imagine any kids would have been in heaven walking around that park.

    We have just made some pumpkin soup so that is our effort for Halloween-hope some kids call this evening as we have treats for them

    Love Chrissie xx

    • Hi Chrissie! Pumpkin soup sounds wonderful. I think I’ll make soup for dinner too. It’s raining here today but I’m hoping it stops for the trick or treaters tonight. Lovely to hear from you. Hugs, Tracy

    • Hi Florence. Happy Halloween to you too! It’s raining here but I’m sure the kids will not care one iota. Nothing can stand in the way of collecting free candy, lol! Have a spooky evening! Tracy:)

  2. Unbelievable amount of work! Makes our two jack’0-lanterns look kinda lazy! Thanks for the great tip. We used to love UCV when our kids were younger, but it looks like its worth going back.

    • Hi Caroline! I would recommend it even if you don’t have kids. They’ve done a wonderful job. I think I might check out the Christmas lights too when the time comes. Thanks for stopping by! Tracy

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