2nd Annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden ~ Oct. 17-31, 2016

ANOTHER GREAT YEAR IN 2016! Thank you to our 55,000 estimated guests for visiting the Garden!
FREE ADMISSION, Open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.​
See you in 2017~

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 Scarefree Nights 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!* 

LIVE APPEARANCES BY RAY VILLAFANE AND HIS TEAM OF CARVERS starting Friday Oct. 21-23 & Friday 29-31.

Details visit CarefreePumpkinGarden.com  
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The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is suitable for ALL ages.
DOGS ON LEASHES PERMITTED
 * Limited activities/food on Monday-Thursday.
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This beautiful 420 lb. pumpkin was shipped from Gilroy, California and carved by Chris Vierra and Ray Villafane for the 2016 event. 
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Kids can interact with the artists (Ray Villafane pictured) and learn how to carve and sculpt up-close!
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Jelly Belly Candy Co. Sponsored a portion of the festival and invited guests to their "Bean Boozled" Challenge! 
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Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition for Kids
Easy Street Galleria hosted the Picasso Pumpkin Kids activities  easystreetgalleria.com
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YMCA Carving Nights and local school visits welcome personal art instruction from Ray!
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Tasty food and snacks from AZFeastivals!
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!

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Photos courtesy of  Gina Kaegi, Herbert Hitchon and Tom Baker