• Family-friendly activities for kids of all ages!

    Admission included with event wristband

Haunted Happenings

All activities are included in the admission price, and take place in and around Historic Spanish Village unless otherwise noted.

Dates and Times

Both weekends!

Friday & Saturday – 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Twisted Twister Slide

Get caught up in our 32 ft. tall dry slide!

Gladiator Obstacle Course

Only the bravest warriors may enter!

Little Pirate Ship

Shiver me timbers! Avast ye wee ones!

Haunted House

Something ‘alien’ has crashed into the Carefree Desert Gardens, and the government has arrived at Los Portales Mall…to help?

Dates and Times

Both weekends!

Friday & Saturday – Noon–9 p.m. (Note: haunted house actors arrive each evening at 5 p.m. to close)
Sunday – Noon–7 p.m. (Note: haunted house actors arrive each evening at 3 p.m. to close)

Pony Rides / Petting Zoo

Walking M Farms brings the farm to the garden, with pony rides and a petting zoo both weekends!

Dates and Times

Both weekends!

Saturday & Sunday – Noon–6 p.m.

Family-Friendly Activities

Face Painting

We’re pleased to again welcome Happy Go Henna as our face painting artists! They use high quality face paint that is non-toxic and safe for children, and will be located in the west side of the Gardens. Additional costs apply.

Kid’s Arts & Crafts

Hosted by Carefree Consignment, enjoy a variety of projects, including paint-a-pumpkin, sand art and more! Additional costs apply.

Witchy Halloween Stories

Join our resident “Carefree Witches” in the west side of the Gardens, just across from the playground, for spooky stories and haunted tales. Suitable for children ages 2–9. Hours are 5–7 p.m.

Oct. 18 &  19 – Susan Vickery
Oct. 20 – Gayle Leban
Oct. 24 – Robin Reiley
Oct. 25 – Carol Murphy
Oct. 26 – Susan Vickery

Other Enchanted Activities

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

Have Questions?

Call 480.488.3686

Town of Carefree’s
Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

101 Easy St.
Carefree, AZ 85377
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