3rd Annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden                         Oct. 20-29, 2017

Thank you to all the visitors who traveled from all over the country to visit the Carefree Desert Gardens!
FREE ADMISSION, Open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.​
Monday - Thursday: Limited activities (check schedule)

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 672+ lb. Pumpkin...
672 lb. Carving starts Friday October 27!
~ Ray's 3D "Pickled" Pumpkin Carvings
~ Adopt a Pumpkin Patch by the Desert Foothills YMCA
~ YMCA Carving Nights with Ray Villafane (rsvp)
  Carving Nights SOLD OUT!
~ One-of-Kind Scarecrows
~ Costume Contest for Kids & Families
~ SPOOKTacular Evening Costumes 
~ New! Carefree Corn Maze Sunday 10 - 7 p.m.
~ Saturday Pirate Skull Obstacle Course 10 - 8 p.m.
~ Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition
~ Arts & Crafts with Pumpkins! by Easy Street Galleria
~ New! Harvest Market 
~ Jack 'O Lantern Craft Beer Garden by Desert Foothills Theater
~ Decorated Witch Hat Silent Auction and Raffle
~ Story Telling with Witched and Warlocks
~ Trunk or Treat on HALLOWEEN 5 - 7 p.m.
~ Cool Pumpkin Merchandise
~ Autumnal Treats and Food Trucks
~ Face Painting, Music 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.
SMALL DOGS ON LEASHES PERMITTED (under 30 lbs)


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Future Carvers
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!
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Easy Street Galleria hosts the Picasso Art and Crafts kids activities 
Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition for Kids and Adults Sign Up Here  
Pies made with love by Venues Cafe
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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 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!

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Photos courtesy of  Herbert Hitchon ,Tom Baker and the Town of Carefree