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September 28, 2023 [BURLINGTON, ONTARIO] – Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Great Pumpkin Trail, returns to Hendrie Park in Burlington. This enchanting event will take place on October 20 to 22, and 27 to 29, with time-ticketed entry starting at 5:30PM each day.


Guests will be captivated by the candlelit glow of hundreds of jack-o-lanterns as they embark on a mesmerizing journey through the depths of the scenic Hendrie Valley. The Great Pumpkin Trail promises an evening of delight and wonder for both kids and adults, featuring live entertainment, pumpkin-themed activities, and delectable fall-inspired treats.


Exciting additions to this year’s event include a brand-new pathway leading to a mini midway exhibition, complete with rides and inflatables, set upon Cherry Hill Gate. While dressing up in Halloween costumes is optional, it is strongly encouraged to add to the festive atmosphere.


For those attending, ticket prices are as follows:

– Adult: $25 (+ HST and $1 Service Fee)

– Child: $18 (+ HST and $1 Service Fee)

– Infant / Toddler: FREE (registration and ticket still required)


Please note that only a ¼ km loop of the Pumpkin Trail is fully wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly, while the remainder of the trail features rough terrain. Hence, strollers and wagons are not recommended.


Public tickets for the Great Pumpkin Trail are on sale NOW!


Do not miss out on this enchanting experience! Mark your calendars and join us at Hendrie Park for a night of magical fun for the whole family. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site.


“The Great Pumpkin Trail at Royal Botanical Gardens is an excellent way to get into the spirit of Halloween,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Gather the family and visit Burlington to experience some of the great spooky activities, live entertainment, pumpkin displays and festive fall treats that Ontario has to offer.”


“The Great Pumpkin Trail is an exciting way to experience the outdoor trails of the Royal Botanical Gardens,” said Natalie Pierre, MPP for Burlington. “Enjoy an array of activities as bewitching pumpkin creations lead the way to Halloween tricks and treats for the whole family.”


Images can be found HERE


About Royal Botanical Gardens


Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants, and nature. A leading conservation organization, RBG is dedicated to preserving the natural world and promoting environmental protection and sustainability with nature sanctuaries covering 2,400 acres across both Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario.  RBG operates four distinct gardens and extensive outdoor natural areas, including the popular Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary and the Hendrie Park gardens. 


For more information about Royal Botanical Gardens, please visit their website.




For more information contact: Tory Crowder Jumpstart Communications, [email protected] 416-998-9702

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