• Event Media

    Press release for this year plus last year’s highlights.

The Halloween spirit abounded in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master carver Ray Villafane last year. This year’s event will be October 20th – 29th. The Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open to the public with beautiful, intricate pumpkin carvings displayed throughout the 4-acre Carefree Desert Gardens. Best of all, admission is FREE!

Through the Eyes of Ray Villafane

2017 Press Release

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden: September 2017

Featured in 2016 Publications

Phoenix Magazine

Arizona Republic

Phoenix Home & Garden

Valley Guide

Arizona Office of Tourism

Images Arizona Magazine

Arizona Key Magazine

City Sun Times

Televised 2016 Coverage

ESPN Monday Night Football

Paola Acuna carves a massive 400 lb. pumpkin for the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden.

Channel 12 Arizona Midday

Ray Villafane, master pumpkin carver, is showcased at the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden.

Fox 10 News

Morning host Cory McCloskey at the First Annual Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden.

Sonoran Living LIVE

Ray Villafane from the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden provides pumpkin carving tips.

Good Morning Arizona

Channel 3 features Ray Villafane from the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden.

Channel 12 EVB LIVE

Ray Villafane master carver at the Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden shows his creation in studio.

EVB LIVE Channel 12

Ray Villafane shares his famous carving techniques and will be featured at Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden.

ESPN Monday Night Football

The Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden received national coverage during October 26th Monday Night Football. John Gruden, ESPN’s broadcast analyst, poses with the self portrait pumpkin carved by master carver Ray Villafane.

ABC Channel 15 Sonoran Living

Ray Villafane was showcased in the studio and provided interesting and helpful pumpkin carving tips. Watch the video segment.

Fox 10 Morning Show

The Morning Show with Cory McCloskey visited the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden event located at the Carefree Desert Gardens with a walk through the Carefree Desert Gardens and a personal interview of Ray Villafane. Watch the video segment.

NBC 12 News EVB Live

Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden event with world-renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane and Gina Kaegi, the Town of Carefree’s Director of Marketing and Communications was featured on a 12 News EVB Live segment with Mark Curtis. Ray demonstrated his carving skill and showcased 2 whimsical pumpkin carvings.

3TV AZ Family

Jaime Cerreta visited the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden. Pictured with Gina Kaegi, the Town of Carefree’s Director of Marketing and Communications and world-renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane.

Ray Villafane’s Clients

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Contact Gina Kaegi at the Town of Carefree 480.488.3686 or send an email for media inquiries.

Town of Carefree’s
Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

October 20 – October 29, 2017
101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ 85377
480.488.3686
info@carefreepumpkingarden.com
VisitCarefree.com

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