Below are some of the most commonly asked questions that we receive about the event. If you still have questions, please send us an email!

About The Show

A: Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award winning Halloween event. Witness the magic of pumpkins coming to life after dark in a one-of-a-kind walk through experience. Featuring over 6000+ hand carved pumpkins, explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects. With classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, movie and pop culture icons – this family friendly event has something for everyone!

A: We use a combination of craft and real pumpkins throughout the event. Every pumpkin is hand-carved by Canadian artists, using 2D and 3D techniques. Our large installations are made of specialty craft pumpkins (a unique low density foam) to mimic the texture and density of a real pumpkin. Since these pumpkins won’t rot, our artists can design and build larger, even more impressive displays.

A: It takes our team of pumpkin carvers a year to create the displays. All pumpkins are hand drawn and carved by Canadian artists.


 A: Yes, this is a family friendly event. The majority of displays are child friendly which include superheroes and Disney characters. There are a few displays of classic horror monsters and zombies, no blood or gore and nothing jumps out. We do have costumed actors walking the path which may be scary for some children. They do not touch anyone and can easily be waved away.

A: Yes, photography and videos are allowed for personal use. Please do not cross any fencing or touch displays.

A: Yes, there are two sets of washroom facilities, including accessible washrooms, along the walking path.

A: Our concessions tent and stand sells hot chocolate, cold beverages and snacks (ie. popcorn, cookies etc.) We also have a Beavertails food truck.

A: The 15 minute time slots are the arrival times to control the flow of guests arriving to the event. The pumpkin pathway takes approx. 1 hour to walk, plus there are other on-site activities such as food trucks, live pumpkin carving and more!


A: Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
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A: We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance online to avoid disappointment. We can’t guarantee on-site tickets will be available.

Please note that tickets are date and time specific. Please ensure you are purchasing the ticket for the correct date.
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A: Tickets may be exchanged for a different date and or time up to 7 days before the date on your ticket. Please note that missed dates cannot be rescheduled or refunded.

As a current ticket holder, you have the ability to exchange your tickets for any available alternative dates and times on your own using the Exchange Tickets button. This can be found by visiting your invoices page when logged into your Showpass account. Instructions on exchanges can be found here. All ticket exchanges are dollar for dollar.

Please note, if you checked out as a guest, you will need to connect your tickets to a Showpass Account to access the exchange ticket feature. Instructions on how to connect your tickets to a Showpass Account can be found HERE.

A: Tickets will not be refunded or exchanged. The event will operate rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly.

However, if extreme weather or other conditions pose a threat to the safety of our visitors and staff, the event that day may be cancelled, and a new date will be provided. Check our website and social media channels for updates as well as your inbox for updates.

All email correspondence will be sent to the email the tickets were purchased under. 

A: After completing your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from Showpass, the tickets will be attached as PDFs. If you do not receive an email or cannot locate your tickets please visit the Accessing Your Tickets help page.

A: All tickets are non-refundable, as stated in the terms and conditions agreed to prior to successfully completing any ticket purchase.

You may exchange your ticket for a different event date or time up to 7 days prior to the date on your ticket.

Know Before You Go


Early: Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the time on your ticket.

Late: We will do our best to honor your ticket by fitting you in on another time slot. However, we can not guarantee access. Please note, missed dates will not be refunded.

Event doors close 15 minutes after the last entry time.

A: The pathway is roughly 1km, most guests spend 45 to 60 minutes at the Show. Pumpkins After Dark is self-paced, please remember to take your time, create memories, and take photos along the way! Pumpkins After Dark is a one-way walkthrough with no re-entry.

A: There are different degrees of wheelchair accessibility throughout the event.

The parking lots are asphalt and hard-packed gravel.  The walking path is on a hard-packed gravel road which is wheelchair accessible. Please note it is a farm property with some slight inclines, declines, uneven and soft terrain.  Where possible, we have made adjustments for accessibility.

To make your experience as comfortable as possible, we recommend that you have assistance when you attend the event.

A: Our ticket system is not set up to accept access cards however, we do allow one support person free admission.  The support person would not purchase a ticket and would present their access card on site at ticket admission.

A: Yes, the park is wagon and stroller friendly. The pumpkin pathway is hard-packed gravel with some slight inclines, declines, uneven and soft surface terrain.

A: Yes, the last 3 Wednesdays in October are pet nights – October 11th, 18th and 25th!

Outside of those nights, pets are not permitted (with the exception of identified service animals).

A: Pumpkins After Dark Milton is located at Country Heritage Park.

A: Yes, FREE parking is available on site.  We ask that you please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your designated time slot. Entry is only allowed at the specified time indicated on your ticket.

A: Warning: This event contains strobe, bright and flashing lights that are not suitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy and may cause discomfort for people with other medical conditions. Other special effects include fog machines and blacklights. The event incorporates music and sound effects that may cause discomfort to people suffering from sensitivity to loud sounds.

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