High Street Closure for Operation Pumpkin

Downtown road closures for Operation Pumpkin this year will begin 8pm on Thursday, October 11 and will reopen early Monday morning. Find out more about the closures and the festival in this article.

Operation Pumpkin is one of Hamilton's free signature events and will take place along High Street in downtown Hamilton from October 12-14. Each year the event fills downtown Hamilton with giant pumpkins, art vendors, and live entertainment. This year road closures for the event will begin at 8pm on Thursday, October 11 and reopen at 5am on Monday, October 15. These closures affect High Street, 2nd Street*, and 3rd Street in downtown Hamilton. An interactive detour map, found below, includes information on both passenger vehicle and truck detours related to the road closure.


Below are a number of key places to get info on the festival and all of the great events happening throughout Operation Pumpkin!

Facebook Event Page

Weekend Entertainment Schedule

Pet Parade Information

Volunteer Information

*2nd Street between High Street and Court Street will close Thursday morning starting at 8am to help stage the event. 

  1. Road Transport
  2. Land Transport
  3. Community Events
  4. Streets
  5. Transport
  6. Transportation Engineering
  7. Arts & Culture
  8. Road Closures & Lane Restrictions
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