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This October 30th and 31st, the Loch-Sloy Business Park & Airport will become a drive-thru haunted house from 6pm-11pm. We invite guests to drive-thru our park and experience the eerie location, the airbase’s history and view haunted sites created by tenants of the Loch-Sloy Business Park and local artists. This project will be a family friendly experience for our community, keeping the scariness to a PG-13 rating so all can enjoy.

We understand that due to COVID-19, this Halloween might be a different experience then we are used to. We hope that “Ghosts of Camp Picton” can be a fun option for locals, friends and family to attend this Halloween in a safe and fun Halloween environment!

Admission is a flat rate of 20$ per vehicle (tickets will be on sale online as well as sold through a local store). The Picton Fire Fighter Association are volunteering at this event to help manage traffic and safety.

Ghosts of Camp Picton will also be hosting a Pumpkin Carving contest in partnership with local charity “Raising a Village Quinte”. Participants can pick up a free pumpkin the week before the event and enter to win various prize packs donated by local businesses! Guests will be able to drive by our pumpkin display and see the pumpkin masterpieces!

Loch-Sloy prides itself on our community and by encouraging collaboration and supporting our local businesses we can inspire collective spirit, good morale and reinforce the idea that we are all in this together. Loch Sloy is donating their portion of the proceeds to the Picton Firefighters Association. For more information, please follow us on social media at the bottom of the page.

Ghosts of Camp Picton is organized by Loch Sloy Holdings and Escape Camp Picton, in partnership with Raising a Village - Quinte.

Ghosts of Camp Picton has been made possible by the sponsorship of Tourism Industry of Ontario, StayPEC, and Long & McQuade. Donations from the Athol Rec Centre, Picton Recreation Committee, The Department of Illumination, Hagerman Farms, and KATS.

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST


Create a ghoulish Jack’O’Lantern for a chance to win amazing prizes!

How to participate:

- Pick out a pumpkin (or use your own)
- Carve your creation (our theme is GRAVEYARD GHOULS)
- Fill out entry form(also available upon drop off)
- Submit your pumpkin by dropping off at the Loch Sloy Parking lot

DEADLINE FOR CONTEST IS 5PM THURSDAY OCT. 29 th !!!!

PICK UP/DROP OFF INFO:
Safe socially distanced pick up/drop off at Picton Airbase.
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.
Loch Sloy Holding Ltd - 343 County Road 22, Picton, ON


This contest is organized by Raising a Village - Quinte.


A portion of the event proceeds go toward supporting the Merry & Bright Christmas Gift Campaign.

Pumpkins graciously donated by Hagerman Farms.

HISTORY


Ghosts of Camp Picton is located at the historical Picton Airbase.

Camp Picton is a former WW2 air force training base. The site is steeped in history, and as the only remaining British Commonwealth Air Training Plan sites in the world with so many buildings still intact. It is one of Eastern Ontario’s most inspiring architectural heritage sites.

Also known as Canadian Forces Base Picton, CFB Picton was a military installation active from the Second World War until it was decommissioned in 1969. It served the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army. Since its closure it is now managed by Loch Sloy Holdings and is home to many local businesses, trades workers and artists who use the old bunkers and hangers as studio spaces and workshops. There are many stories and histories intertwined with this location, and has been rumoured by current tenants to have a ghostly presence at night.

DIRECTIONS


343 County Rd 22, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

SAFETY

Ghosts of Camp Picton is a COVID-19 safe event. Many precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of our guests, including sanitizing and the use of masks and protective gear with minimal interaction.

All guests are to stay in their cars at all times. On the event of an emergency, we ask guests to wear their masks outside of their cars. Our attendants will be wearing masks at all times, and we ask that all guests bring their masks with them just in case.

We recommend you only travel with your bubble within the vehicle. We do not encourage anyone sick or experiencing symptoms to attend this event.

We do not recommend that people travel from far destinations to this event, for risk of spreading the virus. Ghosts of Camp Picton wants to keep this a safe event for our local community and Quinte Region.

All guests will be required to obey the rules of the Huanted Drive-Thru and obey the laws of the road.


Ghost of Camp Picton RULES:

- Do not leave your vehicle
- Do not travel faster than 10 km/h
- Obey all road signs and visual guides
- Listen to the audio tour for directions
- Have a fun and safe HALLOWEEN!

AUDIO

Audio for the event was created by Julie Reich. She is a sound designer, composer, producer, and performer from Toronto, Ontario.

Follow her on Instagram and check out her websites:

@bilesister
bilesister.ca
juliereich.ca


TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online here. Fees extra.



Tickets can also be purchased in-person with cash at Books and Company in Downtown Picton.