• Costume Contests

    Kids, Group/Family, Adult and Pet Contests!

Dress-up For Fun!

Costume Contests

Event Sponsors: Town of Carefee and Bella Donna & Cane

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

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.


Group/Family Costume Contest

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.


Spooktacular Adult Costume Contest

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


Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

Event Sponsor: Bella Donna & Cane

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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Have Questions? Call 480.488.3686

2017 Halloween Activities

Adopt a Pumpkin
Carefree Corn Maze
Family Carving Nights
Craft 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 20 – October 29, 2017
101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ 85377

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