Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree, Oct. 20-29

Ray Villafane

Pumpkin Carver Ray Villafane with Subject, Courtesy of Villafane Studios



October 20-29, 2017

Town of Carefree Hosts Master Carver Ray Villafane, Magical Halloween Festivities, and Live Carving Demonstrations

Halloween spirit invades Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master carver Ray Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is open to the public and woven throughout the Carefree Desert Gardens. The display runs October 20-29, 10  a.m. – 9 p.m., 101 Easy Street, Carefree.



Monday – Thursday: Limited activities (check schedule)

Every year Villafane Studios and the Town of Carefree debut NEW exhibits and activities for the entire family!

~ LIVE! Pumpkin Carving from the world’s BEST
~ Take pictures with a 400+ lb. Pumpkin
~ Ray’s 3D “Pickled” Pumpkin Carvings
~ Adopt a Pumpkin Patch by the Desert Foothills YMCA
~ YMCA Carving Nights with Ray Villafane (rsvp)
~ One-of-Kind Scarecrows
~ Costume Contest for Kids & Families
~ SPOOKTacular Evening Costumes
~ New! Carefree Corn Maze
~ Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition (sign-up here)
~ Arts & Crafts with Pumpkins! by Easy Street Galleria
~ New! Harvest Market
~ Jack ‘O Lantern Craft Beer Garden by Desert Foothills Theater
~ Decorated Witch Hat Silent Auction and Raffle
~ Story Telling with Witched and Warlocks
~ Trunk or Treat on HALLOWEEN 5 – 7 p.m.
~ Cool Pumpkin Merchandise
~ Autumnal Treats and Food Trucks
~ Face Painting, Music and more!

Complete schedule: CarefreePumpkinGarden.com
Monday – Thursday: Limited activities (check schedule)
Pumpkin exhibits and carving everyday in the Garden!
Activities and merchandise priced separately-bring cash!

Exhibit is suitable for ALL ages.


Based in Arizona, Ray Villafane is a world-renowned American sculptor who has travelled throughout the globe fashioning exceptional figures and scenes out of pumpkins, sand and snow.

For More Information

For more information on the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden event visit CarefreePumpkinGarden.comcarefree.org or call 480-488-3686. For more information on Ray Villafane and Villafane studios visit villafanestudios.com.



Author: The Peak

Published on behalf of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association by the editorial staff.

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