• Carve a pumpkin with Ray Villafane and the YMCA

    Learn the secrets to carving a pumpkin.

Fun Evening Event

Family Carving Nights

Event Sponsor: Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Join the Desert Foothills Family YMCA for a two-hour experience carving with and learning from world renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane! Come by yourself or bring the entire family for this interactive, hands-on pumpkin carving activity!

We also have added a family friendly food & beer garden on both nights – sponsored by Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. Proceeds from this community event help Desert Foothills Family YMCA cover scholarships and affordable programs for youth and families. Reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Event Dates and Times

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25: 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 26: 6 pm – 8 pm
Have Questions? Call 480.488.3686

Register Today

1 Pumpkin, 2 chairs: $50.00.
Additional chair: $15.00 each.

Cost is $50.00. $60.00 the day of the event. First come, first serve.

Reserve your table today by calling Raye Gall at 602-212-6298 or sending an email. Get event details by clicking here. Reservations are required.

Starting at 5 pm, food and beverages will also be provided in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion for only $5. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral will provide family friendly food options and the YMCA will host the Witches Brew beverage area that will have fall beer and other beverage options. Proceeds from the Witches Brew tent will benefit the YMCA and the Foothills Food Bank.

Proceeds from this event go to the Desert Foothills Family YMCA which supports financial assistance for those in need, local military families, affordable youth programs and drowning prevention education.

*Each pumpkin includes a Ray Villafane carving tool set.

A $25 value!

RSVP to Raye Gall: 602-212-6298

Event Sponsors







Other Halloween Activities

Adopt a Pumpkin
Carefree Corn Maze
Costume Contests
Craft Beer Garden
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
Picasso Arts and Crafts
Face Painting
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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