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Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Carefree

October 16-31

The Town of Carefree will host a two-week long, Enchanted Pumpkin Garden display, featuring pumpkin sculptures from world-renowned artist Ray Villafane. The entirely free event runs October 16-31, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., in the Carefree Desert Gardens. 
Attendees are invited to take self-guided tours and see Villafane's whimsical village filled with a cast of enchanting characters. Photo opportunities are also available with the "King" pumpkin, weighing 500 pounds and carved by Villafane. Live pumpkin carving demonstrations will take place on special event days, information included in calendar brief.

Villafane has been featured on Good Morning America, the Food Network, and has even carved for the President at the White House. We hope Arizona Foothills will consider featuring this magical autumnal event! For more information visit