This time of the year fosters much fun and merriment related to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Carefree, AZ offers a display of pumpkin carvings and pumpkin-based dioramas. Ray Villafane and his crew are carving magicians and once again this year their skill is on display.
There is more background information in last year’s posts. You can find it HERE.
As you will see below, this year’s dioramas are entertaining with their ingenious scenes and exhibits. A few are a bit macabre, but overall the displays and event are very family friendly. Here are some photographs from the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, 2017 – Part 1
Ray wielding his pumpkin carving wizardry.
Carved pumpkin closeup
This pumpkin appears to be afraid of spiders (dangling in front).
This fellow seems disturbed about the pumpkins making the newspaper headlines.
Piano man doesn’t seem to be having a good night!
A Halloween couple greets visitors on stage and will eagerly pose for pictures.
Visitors can have their picture taken atop hay bales with a pumpkin man.
Western themed pumpkin farrier is shoeing a horse.
Diorama chicks made from gourds
These pumpkin horses are ready to go.
A stagecoach driver gets the team ready to move.
Watch for Part 2 tomorrow!
See previous posts about life in the desert HERE.
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