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Halloween event bringing over 6,000 pumpkins to Burnaby this fall

Check out Pumpkins After Dark this September at Swangard Stadium for pumpkin-carving demos, family-friendly activities and incredibly creative pumpkins carved by Canadian artists.

If you’re pining for fall in this hot weather, imagine: pumpkins galore, autumnal treats and live-pumpkin carving demonstrations.

It’ll be a reality this September as Pumpkins After Dark returns to Burnaby with more than 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins to appreciate as you walk through a kilometre-long “magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays.”

All the pumpkins (a mix of real and craft gourds) are hand-carved by Canadian artists.

The event will include snack and treat food trucks inside.

Check out family-friendly activities (including themed superhero and Disney displays) and photo-ops for Instagram at this event at Swangard Stadium. Spooky sounds will accompany the pumpkin visuals.

Parents can rest assured that displays are child-friendly too — no blood, gore or jump scares.

The event website states there are “different degrees of wheelchair accessibility” and notes the pathway is mostly paved, though says some areas will require assistance.

Tickets are only available online; there will be no on-site ticket sales.

It might not be the only Halloween event in Burnaby this fall, as city hall proposes a new haunted house event at Warner Loat Park.

When: Sept. 22-Oct. 31
Where: Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial St.)
Cost: $21.95 for adults; $17.95 for those 16 and under, tickets are available online

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