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Schedule

The Town of Carefree’s 4th year of pumpkin enchantment will be bigger and better this year!

Visitors can stroll through the 4 acre Carefree Desert Gardens exhibit every day and discover new whimsical pumpkin characters keeping time with the Carefree iconic sundial, which is the largest sundial in the western hemisphere. We encourage visitors to return as the exhibits changed daily with new carved pumpkins.

The weekdays will be exciting with pumpkins frolicking all over the Carefree Desert Garden, but the weekends will be teaming with more pumpkin activities, including life-sized scarecrows.

The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. October 19 – 28 at the Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, and includes FREE admission! Be sure to mark your calendar and attend this one-of-a-kind pumpkin event.

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– Farmer’s Market plus Harvest Market at the Sundial
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
– Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
– Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Decorated Witch Hat Sales and Silent Auction/Raffle
– Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
– Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
– NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
– Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
4:00 — 5:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
– Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (registration required)
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
– Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
– Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Decorated Witch Hat Sales and Silent Auction/Raffle
– Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
– Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
– NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
– Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
4:00 — 5:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
– Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (registration required)
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
– Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
– 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
– 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
– 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane, sponsored by Desert Foothills Family YMCA & Bashas’ (registration required)

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
– 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane, sponsored by Desert Foothills Family YMCA & Bashas’ (registration required)

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– Farmer’s Market plus Harvest Market at the Sundial
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world carvers
12:00 p.m.
– Colossal pumpkin carving by Ray Villafane
4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
– Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)
7:30 p.m.
– Witch Hat Silent Auction winners announced

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
– Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
– Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
– NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
– Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
– Kid’s costume contest (ages 16 and under)
3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
– Group/family costume contest
4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
– Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (registration required)
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
– Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)
7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
– Spooktacular adult costume contest

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
– Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
– Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
– NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
– Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
– Howl-a-ween pet costume contest
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
– Special Halloween Activity: Trunk or Treat along Easy Street, sponsored by Bella Donna & Cane
– Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
– Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)