ANOTHER GREAT YEAR IN 2016! Thank you to our 55,000 estimated guests for visiting the Garden!
FREE ADMISSION, Open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Weekdays are great, but fall weekends in the Carefree Desert Gardens are a whole new experience this year! Lots of NEW exhibits and activities for the entire family to experience! Renowned artist, Ray Villafane will debut his collection of Scarecrows for the first time, a new pumpkin town will emerge, and when the sun goes down the ScarefreeNights come to life! You will want to "adopt" a pumpkin from the enchanted pumpkin patch, enjoy scrumptious pumpkin autumnal food selections by AZFeastivals, and join in on the pumpkin pie eating contest and much MORE! The COLOSSAL 400 lb. pumpkin will be on his best behavior for photos and make sure you spot ALL of the pumpkins living and playing in the Garden!*
Special thank you to our local supporters, volunteers and vendors: Jelly Belly, APS, Bashas Grocers, Carefree Resort & Conference Center, Mortimer Farms, AZFeastivals, Easy Street Galleria, Desert Foothills YMCA, Let There Be Light, Venues Cafe, Carefree Coffee Roastery, Toll Brothers, Foothills Community Foundation, Lowes, Ace Hardware, Kendrick Wealth Management and to the many residents who have donated their time and energy to make this event an experience not to forget!
Photos courtesy of Gina Kaegi, Herbert Hitchon and Tom Baker