• LIVE Pumpkin Carving Daily - 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

    See the extraordinarily talented carvers from Villafane Studios take over Carefree Desert Gardens for 10 days, creating an enchanted pumpkin wonderland.

October 18 – 27

10 days of Halloween holiday fun!

Daily Schedule

Friday, October 18

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

3–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

4–8 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

7–9 p.m.
– Main Event Band on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Saturday, October 19

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest drop-off/voting at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

7–9 p.m.
– Joshua Stone Band on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Sunday, October 20

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

10 a.m.–6 p.m.
– Harvest Market

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 –Pumpkin Carving Contest drop-off (until noon)/voting at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

1–2 p.m.
– Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (Kids 1 p.m./Adults 1:30 p.m.) at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Sponsored by Venues Cafe

4:30 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners Announced at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage, Sponsored by the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

Monday, October 21

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

Tuesday, October 22

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

Wednesday, October 23

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

6 p.m.–8 p.m.
– Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, sponsored by Bashas’ and Desert Foothills YMCA (registration/fee required)

Thursday, October 24

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

6 p.m.–8 p.m.
– Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, sponsored by Bashas’ and Desert Foothills YMCA (registration/fee required)

Friday, October 25

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

4–8 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

3–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

7–9 p.m.
– Better Beat on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Saturday, October 26

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest drop-off/voting at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
– Turkey Toss (Cornhole) Tournament at the Carefree Sundial, hosted by the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
– Benefits Foothills Food Bank

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

2–5 p.m.
– Costume Contests on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage
– Kids–2 p.m. / Family/Group–3 p.m. / Adults–4 p.m.

7–9 p.m.
– Smoke and Mirrors on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Sunday, October 27

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

10 a.m.–6 p.m.
– Harvest Market

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest drop-off (until noon)/voting at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

1–2 p.m.
– Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (Kids 1 p.m./Adults 1:30 p.m.) at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Sponsored by Venues Cafe

2 p.m.
– Pets Costume Contest at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage, Sponsored by Carefree Pet Resort

3 p.m.
– Kick-Out Carving Contest at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage featuring Ray Villafane and carvers

4:30 p.m.
– Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners Announced at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage, Sponsored by the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

Enchanted Activities

Adopt a Pumpkin
Costume Contests
Family Carving Nights
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Haunted Happenings
Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden & Autumnal Treats
Live Music
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests

Have questions? Call the Town of Carefree today at 480.488.3686 or send us an email.

Town of Carefree’s
Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

101 Easy St.
Carefree, AZ 85377
480.488.3686
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VisitCarefree.com

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