• Costume Contests

    Kids, Group/Family, Adult and Pet Contests!

Dress-up For Fun!

Costume Contests

Dress up in your “best” for a good time on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage as judges and the audience determine which goblins and ghosts have outdone themselves this year.

This contest will be based on crowd participation, so contestants need to bring their family, friends for their own cheering section. The contest is open to handmade or store bought costumes.*

*Please be aware that this is a family-friendly event and any costumes which may be considered vulgar or inappropriate may be disqualified at the discretion of the venue or event staff.

Kids Costume Contest

2018 Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

This contest is for kids 16 years of age and younger. Family and friends came to cheer on all the kids Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 pm.

kids costume contest


Group/Family Costume Contest

2018 Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

All characters are required to be in the same theme (i.e. Flintstones, Mickey and Minnie, Adams Family, etc.). The event will be October 27 at 3:00 pm.

family costume contest


Spook-tacular Adult Costume Contest

2018 Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

This evening contest will bring out the “SCarefree” side of everyone. This “Spooktacular” contest will be held Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 pm.

adult costume contest


Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

2018 Event Sponsors: Bella Donna & Cane and Carefree Pet Resort

Pet trick or treat? This event will bring a smile to everyone’s face! This contest will be held Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 pm.


2018 Dates and Times

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens

  • Saturday, Oct. 27: 2 pm – 3: pm: Kids Costume Contest
  • Saturday, Oct. 27: 3 pm – 4 pm: Group/Family Costume Contest
  • Saturday, Oct. 27: 7 pm – 8 pm: Adult Costume Contest
  • Sunday, Oct. 28: 2 pm – 3 pm: Pet Costume Contest

2018 Sponsors

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Have Questions? Call 480.488.3686

Other Halloween Activities

Adopt a Pumpkin
Carefree Corn Maze
Family Carving Nights
Beer Garden & Autumnal Treats
Witch Hat Sales & Silent Auction
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
Face Painting
Pumpkin Arts and Crafts
Trunk or Treat

Town of Carefree’s
Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

October 19 – October 28, 2018
101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ 85377

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