• 2018 Daily Schedule

    Ten days of Halloween fun!

  • 2018 Daily Schedule

    Ten Days of Halloweeen fun!

This Year’s Event Schedule

October 19 – 28, 2018

The Town of Carefree’s 4th year of pumpkin enchantment will be bigger and better this year!

Visitors can stroll through the 4 acre Carefree Desert Gardens exhibit every day and discover new whimsical pumpkin characters keeping time with the Carefree iconic sundial, which is the largest sundial in the western hemisphere. We encourage visitors to return as the exhibits changed daily with new carved pumpkins.

The weekdays will be exciting with pumpkins frolicking all over the Carefree Desert Garden, but the weekends will be teaming with more pumpkin activities, including life-sized scarecrows.

The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. October 19 – 28 at the Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, and includes FREE admission! Be sure to mark your calendar and attend this one-of-a-kind pumpkin event.

2018 Daily Schedule

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Friday, October 19

Special Weekend Enchantment and SCarefree Nights

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – Farmer’s Market plus Harvest Market at the Sundial
  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
  • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    – LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
  • 4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
  • 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
    – Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)

Saturday, October 20

Special Weekend Enchantment and SCarefree Nights

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
  • 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
    – Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Decorated Witch Hat Sales and Silent Auction/Raffle
    – Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
    – Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
    – NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
  • 11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
  • 4:00 — 5:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
    – Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (registration required)
  • 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
    – Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)

Sunday, October 21

Special Weekend Enchantment and SCarefree Nights

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
  • 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
    – Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Decorated Witch Hat Sales and Silent Auction/Raffle
    – Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
    – Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
    – NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
  • 11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
  • 4:00 — 5:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
    – Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (registration required)
  • 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
    – Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)

Monday, October 22

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
    – 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers

Tuesday, October 23

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
    – 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers

Wednesday, August 24

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
    – 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane, sponsored by Desert Foothills Family YMCA & Bashas’ (registration required)

Thursday, October 25

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Stroll the garden looking for “Ray’s 10 Best” pickled sculpted pumpkins in their saguaro cactus displays
    – 4 acres of over 100 whimsical characters keeping time with the sundial and playing in their garden
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane, sponsored by Desert Foothills Family YMCA & Bashas’ (registration required)

Friday, October 26

Special Weekend Enchantment and SCarefree Nights

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – Farmer’s Market plus Harvest Market at the Sundial
  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
  • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    – LIVE pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world carvers
  • 12:00 p.m.
    – Colossal pumpkin carving by Ray Villafane
  • 4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
  • 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
    – Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)
  • 7:30 p.m.
    – Witch Hat Silent Auction winners announced

Saturday, October 27

Special Weekend Enchantment and SCarefree Nights

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
  • 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
    – Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
    – Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
    – NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
  • 11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
  • 2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
    – Kid’s costume contest (ages 16 and under)
  • 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
    – Group/family costume contest
  • 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
    – Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (registration required)
  • 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
    – Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)
  • 7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
    – Spooktacular adult costume contest

Sunday, October 28

Special Weekend Enchantment and SCarefree Nights

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    – Gourmet Autumnal Treats & Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
  • 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    – LIVE! Pumpkin carving from Villafane Studios world-renowned carvers
    – Harvest Market located at the Sundial in the Gardens
  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Face Painting by Blushing Peach Art
    – Carefree Inflatable Corn Maze (ages 16 and under)
    – NEW! Inflatable Bouncy Farm (ages 10 and under)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    – Arts and Crafts for Kids, sponsored by Easy Street Galleria
  • 11:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.
    – Adopt a Pumpkin Pumpkin, sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA
  • 2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
    – Howl-a-ween pet costume contest
  • 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
    – Special Halloween Activity: Trunk or Treat along Easy Street, sponsored by Bella Donna & Cane
    – Live music by country/rock band HomeStretch
    – Storytelling with Witches and Warlocks (Garden fireplaces)

Enter to Win!

CIVANA Carefree Resort weekend.

Last Year’s Halloween Activities

Adopt a Pumpkin
Carefree Corn Maze
Family Carving Nights
Costume Contests
Beer Garden & Autumnal Treats
Witch Hat Sales & Silent Auction
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
Pumpkin Arts and Crafts
Face Painting
Trunk or Treat

Have questions? Call the Town of Carefree today at 480.488.3686 or send us an email.

Town of Carefree’s
Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

October 19 – October 28, 2018
101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ 85377
480.488.3686
info@carefreepumpkingarden.com
VisitCarefree.com

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