Meet The Artist Behind Enchanted Pumpkin Garden


Photo courtesy of Villafane Studios

Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, featuring pumpkin sculptures from world-renowned artist Ray Villafane, will inhabit Carefree Desert Gardens October 16-31, 8am-9pm.

Admission is free.

There will be opportunities to see Villafane, up-close, as he carves whimsical characters and answers questions of how he creates such masterpieces. Dates and times include:

  • Friday, October 16, 10am-6pm (Grand Opening Day)
  • Saturday, October 17, 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, October 18, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday, October 31, 10am-6pm (Halloween)

Appearances by artist and sculptor, Paolo Acuna, Villafane Studios:

  • Saturday, October 24, 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, October 25, 10am-6pm

Additional scheduled events will include Pet Costume Parade, Picasso Pumpkin Kids, Family Carving Nights Desert Foothills Family YMCA fundraiser (October 17 and 28) photo opportunities with “King of Carefree” pumpkin and much more. Get full details on Enchanted Pumpkin Garden events


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