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Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree Arizona 2017


The third annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is taking place in beautiful Carefree AZ October 20th – 29th. This is a FREE no cost family friendly and even dog friendly event. Pumpkin Artist Ray Villafane is the genius behind the whimsical creations. If his name rings a bell that might be because you caught him on Food Network’s Halloween Wars where competitors compete in teams that transform food and pumpkins into amazing Halloween Themed Creations. Here is some of what I saw this year.



That was some of the pumpkins from the 3rd annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden.

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Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Carefree Arizona It’s a Free Event….GO!



October 17th – 31th 2016 is the 2nd annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree Arizona. This is a free no cost event.

Pumpkin Artist Ray Villafane is the genius behind these whimsical pumpkins that take over the beautiful Carefree Desert Gardens. If the name Ray Villafane sounds familiar it’s probably because you’ve watched him on Food Network’s TV Show called Halloween Wars where he transformed Pumpkins into amazing lifelike creations.

Besides strolling threw the gardens-


the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden’s Events have grown to include a craft beer garden, a few food trucks ( I saw four and one was ice-cream) –


Hayrides, a pumpkin pie eating contest and face painting.

For more information please visit www.CarefreePumpkinGarden.com or just Forking Visit the Gardens…BECAUSE it’s FREE

! There are a few shops and a few cafes in walking distance that you can do afterwards. beautiful Cave Creek is only a couple streets away and you can easily spend some time there too. Lot’s of tourist shops and bars with cowboys and want-to-be cowboys Cave Creek is a very southwest kind of town and is lots of fun for visitors and for people that truly enjoy the south west.

Here are a few pictures of what I saw this year.












This week should even be better because the artist will be carving all the pumpkins can. The pumpkins only last for up to FOUR days in our Arizona Weather. They actually mist the pumpkins with water to get them to last a mere four days.

Here are a few photos from 2015 Enchanted Pumpkin Garden






Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden…Just Forking Go…It’s Free!

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