The Great Pumpkin Trail

Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26, 2018; Hendrie Park

Activities and EntertainmentEvent FAQ
pumpkin on a hiking trail

It’s a magical evening on the Pumpkin Trail!

Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns light your way along our garden and South Bridle Trail. Enjoy live entertainment, face painting and pumpkin-themed activities and games.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Note: only a ¼ km loop of the Pumpkin Trail is fully wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly. The remainder includes rough terrain.

Event Entry Times:
5:30 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m.


TICKET UPDATE:

Registration for this event is sold out.


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Event Tickets

Pre-purchased tickets are required for this special event, and typically sell out quickly. Upon purchasing, you will be required to select an entry time.

Ticket Type Price
Adult $19
Child age 3 to 12 $12
Child under age 3 FREE

 

  • RBG Members receive 10% off
  • All prices are subject to HST
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Payment accepted online via credit card (VISA, MasterCard). Unfortunately we cannot accept VISA Debit at this time.
  • A maximum of 10 tickets per transaction will apply

Activities

5:30 to
9:30 p.m.

Face Painting

Need to complete your costume? Get your face painted with Masquerade!

Crafting

Make your own creepy cone spider!

Pumpkin Patch

Explore the diversity of pumpkins and vote for your favourite in Veggie Village.

Fall Field Games

Enjoy fall festive games of tic tac toe, bowling, and ring toss.


Entertainment

Roaming

Stilt Walker

You won’t be able to miss this giant scarecrow as it roams the garden.

6:15, 7:15 and 8:15

Spook-tacular Science

Join Professor Pumpkin and Jackie Lantern as they conduct some spook-tacular experiments.

6:45, 7:45 and 8:45

FireGals

FireGals always make an “Ash” out of themselves. Come see their claim to flame!

5:30 to 9:30

Campfire Singalong

You won’t be able to miss this giant scarecrow as it roams the garden..

The Haunted Grill

5:30 to 9:30

Snacks and More

Purchase some Halloween themed food and warm beverages!

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Event FAQ

Have a question about The Great Pumpkin Trail? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Tickets >>

Pre-purchased tickets are required for this special event, and typically sell out quickly. Upon purchasing, you will be required to select an entry time. Tickets are final sale. When purchasing your tickets, please ensure you select the appropriate date/time, as switching your tickets after purchase will not be possible. Please note a maximum of 10 tickets per transaction applies.

Arrival / Entry Times

This event is time-ticketed. Please arrive at your scheduled time and expect to spend at least an hour here experiencing the Pumpkin Trail and all of the fantastic activities we have prepared for you and your family. When you arrive at RBG Centre (680 Plains Road W., Burlington) for your start time you will be greeted by our staff team who will check you in and direct you to the Pumpkin Trail.

You will be required to present your pre-purchased tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device. Each ticket will be scanned. The confirmation receipt is not a ticket. Your tickets were sent to you as an attachment in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking.

Weather >>

The Great Pumpkin Trail is held rain or shine and is 100% outdoors, so come prepared for the weather! RBG reserves the right to cancel the event due to inclement weather.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held in Hendrie Park - please enter through RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is included, available in the large lot at RBG Centre. Should the lot at RBG Centre become full, alternate parking locations are:

  • Street parking along Botanical Dr. and Spring Gardens. Rd. From this area, cross the parking lot and make your way to RBG Centre main entrance to check in.
  • Staff Parking Lot / Classroom 5 – south side of Plains Rd. W. at Botanical Dr., Burlington. From this lot, make your way to RBG Centre main entrance to check in.
  • Please note that the Hendrie / Cherry Hill Lot will not be open. You will not be able to enter the event through the Rose Garden Kiosk.

This garden is located along bus routs for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See rbg.ca/directions for more details.

Accessibility >>

Only a ¼ km loop of the Pumpkin Trail is fully wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly. The remainder is along the RBG trail system which includes rough terrain.

Food >>

Don’t have time to make dinner before the event? The Haunted Grill BBQ will be serving up some witch’s cauldron chili, spooky pumpkin soup, mysterious mac and cheese bits and more available for purchase!

Trail Length / Lighting >>

The great pumpkin trail is a 1 km loop, beginning in Hendrie Park, and continuing along the South Bridle trail before returning to Hendrie Park. Please note only a ¼ km section of the trail is fully wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly.

The route is lit by the jack-o-lanterns along the trail. You are encouraged to bring a flashlight as it can get dark out there!

Costumes >>

Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes, but please keep in mind that one of the activities is face painting. Since the majority of children present will be 10 and under, please keep costumes fun and family friendly.

Pets / Service Animals >>

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event.


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