World-Renowned Artist Carves 3rd Annual Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden October 20- 29, 2017

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“The Carefree Gardens are the perfect organic environment for creativity and to build a sustainable event for years to come.”- Artist, Ray Villafane

The Halloween spirit will invade the Town of Carefree for its third year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open to the public and woven throughout the four acre, publicly registered, Carefree Desert Gardens. This free admission, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrates incredible artistry and enchantment of the Halloween season for all ages, open October 20-29, 2017, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., 101 Easy Street, Carefree, Arizona.

Voted “Best in the Valley” fall event in 2015 and 2016, and the only pumpkin event garnering attention in Arizona from Food Network Magazine in October, visitors are invited back to stroll and experience the many new mischievous pumpkin characters, artfully imagined and frolicking in their magical Carefree garden home. In addition to the playful pumpkins, Ray and his team will carve ten 3D pumpkin faces preserved and displayed in tanks that resemble Saguaro cacti, sculpted and immersed in a pickling solution for preservation and lit by LED light. “The Carefree Gardens are the perfect organic environment for creativity and to build a sustainable event for years to come.” says Ray Villafane of Villafane Studios.

One of the most popular photo opportunities is the massive 672 lb. pumpkin on display for visitors to take selfies and family photos. It will be carved by Villafane himself the weekend before Halloween. Villafane’s team of 4…

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