Desert Foothills Family Carving Nights at the YMCA

For the 3rd year, The Desert Foothills Family YMCA is excited to be a part of the Town of Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden! Join us for a two-hour experience carving with and learning from world renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane on Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26th – 6-8pm!  Come by yourself or bring the entire family for this interactive, hands-on pumpkin carving activity! Reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.  Proceeds from this event go to the Desert Foothills Family YMCA which supports financial assistance for those in need, local military families, affordable youth programs and drowning prevention education.

*Each pumpkin comes with a Ray Villafane carving tool set (a $25 value!)

  • SINGLE PUMPKIN AND TWO CHAIRS: $50* If space available, pumpkins will be sold the night of the event only starting at 5:00pm for $60.  First come, first served.  Space includes 2 chairs.

Reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited. Reservations can be made:

  • Visit the Desert Foothills Family YMCA welcome center at 34250 N. 60th St – Bldg. C, Scottsdale, AZ 85266; or

  • Contact Ashley Marcinko at 602-212-6282 or via email at

A full schedule of activities throughout the exhibit is also available at To learn more about the Desert Foothills Family YMCA visit our website at or call 480-596-9622. To learn more about master carver Ray Villafane, visit his website at