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Whimsical and creative and fun!

We had never been to this event, but it was well worth the drive! The carved pumpkins were amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne T
Surprise, Arizona
Great for Kids

Very creative pumpkin displays. Loads of food vendors and crafts booths. Kids will love it but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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101 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377-9998
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in town we stopped in to see the pumpkins. We were all expecting something else so needless to say we were a little disappointed. Very crowded, not a ton of pumpkins and the layout was brutal.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the pumpkin carvings were impressive, the layout of the festival was bad. Very crowded, literally elbow-to- elbow, and not really a good location for such an event.

Thank dkarrjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been to this event, but it was well worth the drive! The carved pumpkins were amazing, but the creative vignettes with pumpkins doing all sorts of activities - floating on inner tubes, in jail, putting out fires, you name it - were...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very creative pumpkin displays. Loads of food vendors and crafts booths. Kids will love it but parking can be tough.

Thank NJTraveler2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun outing to the town of Carefree to see the unique carved pumpkins. The displays of pumpkin people in old West settings are delightful. We were able to watch two carvers working on pumpkins . The pumpkin garden area is small enough to stroll...More

Thank Sue I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never having explored Carefree before, I took the Pumpkin garden as my excuse to take a little day trip. Driving from our home location, it took about an hour, beautiful rock formation, hence why the famous Boulder Resort and Spa are located right there. My...More

Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique spectacle with carved pumpkins in scenes both bawdy and hilarious. Vendors, food trucks, crafts, and pumpkin carving exhibits. Don't miss the chance to eat at Lara Bistro. Come early (by 10 or 10:30) to escape the crowds.Parking can be a problem if you...More

Thank Leon G
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Wow! So creative and fun! We attended last years festival and we're looking forward to the new display this month. Beautiful garden setting, a great place to spend a beautiful autumn day in AZ!

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen that the town has been doing for years and each and every year the artists out do themselves. Their creations are amazing. This is definitely a fun thing to do regardless...More

2  Thank Michele S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a fun event which has been happening for a few years in Carefree. Spooky carved pumpkins create a scene in the Carefree Gardens. Children will giggle with delight when they see how the pumpkins are situated. Some days you can meet and greet...More

1  Thank Victoria P
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