• Costume Contests

    Kids, Group/Family, Adult and Pet Contests!

Dress-up For Fun!

Costume Contests

People dressed in their “best” for a good time on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage as judges and the audience determine which goblins and ghosts have outdone themselves last year.

This contest was based on crowd participation so contestants brought their family, friends and their own cheering section. The contest was open to handmade or store bought costumes.* All contestants were ready to show their Halloween spirit for an opportunity 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

2017 Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

This contestwas for kids 16 years of age and younger. Family and friends came to cheer on all the kids Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm.

kids costume contest


Group/Family Costume Contest

2017 Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

All characters were required to be in the same theme (i.e. Flintstones, Mickey and Minnie, Adams Family, etc.). The event was October 28 at 3:00 pm.

family costume contest


Spook-tacular Adult Costume Contest

2017 Event Sponsor: Town of Carefree

This evening contest brought out the “SCarefree” side of everyone. This contest was held Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 pm.

adult costume contest


Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest

2017 Event Sponsors: Bella Donna & Cane and Carefree Pet Resort

Pet trick or treat? This event brought a smile to everyone’s face! This contest was held last year on Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm.


2017 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

2017 Sponsors

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