• 2018 Daily Schedule

    Ten days of Halloween fun!

  • 2018 Daily Schedule

    Ten Days of Halloweeen fun!

Event Schedule

October 19 – 28

The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open daily October 19 – 28 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. at the Carefree Desert Gardens in beautiful Carefree, AZ. FREE admission and FREE parking is available each day! Weekend events vary; additional fees for certain attractions and vendors apply.

2018 Daily Schedule

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Friday, October 19

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

1–9 p.m.
– Pumpkin Carving drop-off/viewing at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

4–8 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

3–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

7–9 p.m.
– Main Event Band on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Saturday, October 20

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

1–9 p.m.
– Pumpkin Carving drop-off/viewing at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

7–9 p.m.
– Joshua Stone Band on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Sunday, October 21

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–6 p.m.
– Harvest Market

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

1–2 p.m.
– Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (Kids 1 p.m./Adults 1:30 p.m.) at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Sponsored by Venues Cafe

Monday, October 22

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

Tuesday, October 23

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

Wednesday, October 24

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

6 p.m.–8 p.m.
– Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, sponsored by Bashas’ and Desert Foothills YMCA (registration/fee required)

Thursday, October 25

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Stroll through four acres of beautiful desert garden, and enjoy the whimsical characters and carvings on display

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

6 p.m.–8 p.m.
– Family Carving Night with Ray Villafane in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, sponsored by Bashas’ and Desert Foothills YMCA (registration/fee required)

Friday, October 26

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

1–9 p.m.
– Pumpkin Carving drop-off/viewing at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

4–8 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

3–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

7–9 p.m.
– Better Beat on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Saturday, October 27

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Harvest Market

10 a.m.–7 p.m.
– Local musicians and performances on the Tech4Life Community Stage

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
– Turkey Toss (Cornhole) Tournament at the Carefree Sundial, hosted by the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
– Benefits Foothills Food Bank

1–9 p.m.
– Pumpkin Carving drop-off/viewing at the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

2–5 p.m.
– Costume Contests on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage
– Kids–2 p.m. / Family/Group–3 p.m. / Adults–4 p.m.

7–9 p.m.
– Smoke and Mirrors on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage

Sunday, October 28

10 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Haunted Happenings ($5 wristband), Autumnal Treats and Jack O’ Lantern Beer Garden
– Haunted House hours: Noon–9 p.m.
– Petting Zoo/Pony Rides hours:  Noon–6 p.m.

10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
– LIVE pumpkin carving in the Gardens with Villafane Studios’ world-renowned carvers

10 a.m.–6 p.m.
– Harvest Market

11 a.m–6 p.m.
– “Adopt a Pumpkin” Patch by the Kiwanis Splash Pad/Sponsored by Bashas’ & Desert Foothills YMCA

1–2 p.m.
– Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (Kids 1 p.m./Adults 1:30 p.m.) at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Sponsored by Venues Cafe

2 p.m.
– Pets Costume Contest at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Main Stage, Sponsored by Carefree Pet Resort

Other Halloween Activities

Adopt a Pumpkin
Haunted Happenings
Pumpkin Arts and Crafts
Family Carving Nights
Costume Contests
Beer Garden & Autumnal Treats
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
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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