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Fort Fright, Pumpkinferno set to return for 2020 season

Each fall season St. Lawrence Parks Commission holds two popular events: Fort Fright, which takes place at Fort Henry National Historic Site here in Kingston; and Pumpkinferno, held at Upper Canada Village located in Morrisburg, Ontario. These events will be taking place again this year, with increased safety measures including

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Fort Fright opens for twelfth season — be prepared to be scared!

Every fall, Fort Henry transforms from a mild mannered historical fort to the terrifying Fort Fright. Tonight, Friday Oct. 4, 2019, is opening night, and your first opportunity to be properly frightened this Halloween season. This year’s storyline will take you to the Mindset Research facility where you will witness

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Spotlight YGK: Halloween edition

Spotlight YGK “One … two … Freddy’s coming for you …” This Week … HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: Fort Fright — Fort Henry, month of October This season, Fort Fright tests your fears and phobias! From clowns, spiders to darkness and more, Phobia Arenas will make you face your worst nightmares! Scream,

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Spotlight YGK: October 19 edition

  “Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” – Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus This Week … TONIGHT LIVE MUSIC: Rich Aucoin @ BluMartini https://www.facebook.com/events/287782615144586/ Ghetto Express @ The Toucan https://www.facebook.com/events/187498872144553/ Beta 58’s, Artificial Dissemination, The Massacre @ Inner Harbour Tattoo https://www.facebook.com/events/550487222070036/ Kill No Albatross // Chasing Amber, Hot Knives,

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Spotlight YGK: October 5 edition

Well, well! Welcome back, October! Fun fact: my mother named me ‘Carrie’, because she’s got the sickest sense of humour I’ve ever met in another person. Happy Thanksgiving!! This Week … TONIGHT LIVE MUSIC: The Midnight Tryouts, Light Bulb Alley & Palmetto @ The Toucan 10pm https://www.facebook.com/events/476696526189607/ The Reflections @

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Kingston in October 2017

Fort Fright, October 1-30: Fort Henry’s Fort Fright is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year and is scarier than ever. This year’s theme is dreams and nightmares with promises of more scares and more interactivity. Visitors are challenged to witness the living nightmare of little Sarah and the horrors that

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Top Five Things to See and Do in October 2016

With the arrival of fall comes cooler weather, a deluge of pumpkin spiced things and a tendency to hide under flannel and binge watch Netflix.  Although those glorious dog days of summer are now behind us, let’s not lose sight of the fact that there are plenty of reasons to

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Top Five Things to See and Do in October 2015

The flocks of tourists have been replaced by droves of students. It’s getting darker earlier, and cooler by the day.  And to top things off, wretched Christmas decorations have already started to clutter department store shelves.  It must be October!  I for one welcome the arrival of October, mostly because

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Most Anticipated Events in October 2015 in Kingston

The last time I wrote a post like this one, we were looking ahead to August and I was somewhat reluctant to think about summer’s end.  This week marks the first day of fall and this time, I’m going with it.  Partly because I love fall, partly because, as great

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Fall 2013

We’re now into the second week of Fall and have already witnessed a handful of significant seasonal events come and go.  Hard to miss extravaganzas such as Writersfest, Run or Dye, Chili Fest and one half of the reinstated Queen’s Homecoming are now part of the history books, but that

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What Tourists Say About Kingston

Late last month, Star columnist Adrian Brijbassi visited various destinations in Limestone City, which he highlighted in an article titled: Perfect Weekend in Kingston: Markets, history and relaxation.  Brijbassi paid Kingston some very kind compliments, as he remarked that our city is “stocked with credible restaurants…unique experiences that are educational,

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