Thank you to the guests who came from all over the country to visit the Carefree Desert Gardens!
FREE ADMISSION, Open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Every year Villafane Studios and the Town of Carefree debut NEW exhibits and activities for the entire family!
~ LIVE! Pumpkin Carving from the world's BEST
~ Take pictures with a 400+ lb. Pumpkin
~ 3D "Pickled" Pumpkin Carvings
~ Adopt a Pumpkin Patchby the Desert Foothills YMCA ~ Carving Nights with Ray Villafane
~ One-of-Kind Scarecrows
~ Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition
~ Arts & Crafts plus kids can carve! by Easy Street Galleria
~ Harvest Market with "unique" pumpkin gifts
~ Jack 'O Lantern Craft Beer Garden by Desert Foothills Theater
~ Cool Pumpkin Merchandise
~ Autumnal Treats and Food Trucks
~ Face Painting and more!
Complete schedule: CarefreePumpkinGarden.com
Monday - Thursday: Limited activities (check schedule)
Pumpkin exhibits and carving everyday in the Garden!
Activities and merchandise priced separately-bring cash!
Exhibit is suitable for ALL ages. DOGS ON LEASHES PERMITTED
All ages are encouraged to can interact with the artists (Ray Villafane pictured) and learn about the process of carving masterpieces up-close and personal!
Special thank you to our 2016 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