REGION 7: Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe 93 Jury Drive Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 1G1 Discovery Harbour
4 Oct. - 29 Oct. 2023


Experience the phenomenon of Pumpkinferno’s magical outdoor exhibits of artificial hand-carved pumpkins! Test your courage and make your way through Grim Reaper’s Grove, where zombie’s, clowns and witches lurk in the shadows. Meet Dora the talking skeleton. Bounce your way through our inflatable haunted maze. Then grab hot chocolate and snacks at the Bubbling Cauldron Café.

This event has been named one of Ontario’s top 100 events by Festival and Events Ontario. Come and discover why! 

Pumpkinferno takes place evenings from October 4 to 29, Wednesdays through to Sundays. Wednesday is Drive-thru night. Learn more at https://discoveryharbour.on.ca/events/pumpkinferno/  


Event Location

Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812.

“His Majesty’s Naval Establishment on Lake Huron”, (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest. By 1820, it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built.

In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By 1834, Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. An impressive stone Officers’ Quarters was built in 1845. The military occupied the site until 1856.

Discovery Harbour is operated by Huronia Historical Parks, and is an Attraction of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

Contact Organizer / Supplier

Festival & Events Ontario

PHONE: (519) 742-2226, FAX: (519) 742-206
625 King Street East, Suite 2D, Kitchener, ON, N2G 4V4

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