• Costume Contests

    Kids, Group/Family, Adult and Pet Contests!

Dress-up For Fun!

Costume Contests

Come 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 contest is based on crowd participation so bring your family, friends and your own cheering section. The contest is open to handmade or store bought costumes.* Be ready to show us your Halloween spirit to win those extra votes & prizes!

*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

Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

This contest is for kids 16 years of age and younger. Come out and cheer on all the kids Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm.

kids costume contest


Group/Family Costume Contest

Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

All characters must be of the same theme (i.e. Flintstones, Mickey and Minnie, Adams Family, etc.). Join in on the fun, October 28 at 3:00 pm.

family costume contest


Spook-tacular Adult Costume Contest

Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

This evening contest will bring out the “SCarefree” side of everyone. This contest is Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 pm.

adult costume contest


Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

Event Sponsors: Bella Donna & Cane and Carefree Pet Resort

Pet trick or treat? This event is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face! This contest is Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm.


Event Dates and Times

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens

  • Saturday, Oct. 28: 2 pm – 3: pm: Kids Costume Contest
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: 3 pm – 4 pm: Group/Family Costume Contest
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: 7 pm – 8 pm: Adult Costume Contest
  • Sunday, Oct. 29: 2 pm – 3 pm: Pet Costume Contest

Event Sponsors

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