Annual Events 2018-08-02T00:56:20+00:00

Annual Events

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

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 colossal Pumpkin…
Carving starts Friday October 26!
~ Ray’s 3D “Pickled” Pumpkin Carvings
~ Adopt a Pumpkin Patch by the Desert Foothills YMCA
~ YMCA Carving Nights with Ray Villafane (rsvp)
~ One-of-Kind Scarecrows
~ Costume Contest for Kids & Families
~ SPOOKTacular Evening Costumes
~ New! Carefree Corn Maze
~ Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition
~ Arts & Crafts with Pumpkins!
~ New! Harvest Market
~ Jack ‘O Lantern Craft Beer Garden
~ 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!

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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.

Carefree Enchanted Pumkin Festival

Carefree Christmas Festival

December 12 – 19 Each night of Chanukah, a 6 ft. Chanukah menorah will be lit at 5:30 PM in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, located at 101 Easy Street in Carefree. The lighting will be led by a different community group or family each night, followed by special Chanukah gifts given to the first 25 children who arrive-a different gift each night!