Weekend events for Oct. 18-20

Photo: Stroll through the Carefree Desert Gardens and enjoy whimsical pumpkin carvings by artist Ray Villafane. Photo courtest Enchanted Pumkin Garden

Spooky Fun

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden (Oct. 18-27). 10 am-10 pm Fri.-Sat., 10 am-7 pm Sun., 10 am-8 pm Mon.-Thurs. $15/person weekend, $10/person weekday, under 2 free. More than 30 sculptures from pumpkin carving artist Ray Villafane. Also photo opportunities, kid activities, music and autumnal refreshments. Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St, Carefree.  enchantedpumpkingarden.com

Queen Creek Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct. 19). 5-9pm. Free. Live entertainment, carnival games, trunk-or-treat street, pet costume contest and more. Town Center, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek. queencreek.org

Creepy Candy Crawl (Sat. Oct. 19). 4-6 pm. Free. Trick-or-treat throughout the District, costume contests, music, dancing, prizes and more. Pumpkin Patch on AMC Lawn, Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. shopdesertridge.com


Community festivals

Fall Festival (Sat. Oct. 19). 5 pm. Free. New Trick-or-Treat Village this year will feature 250,000 pieces of candy! Activities include haunted house, costume contest, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, performances and more. Costume contest is at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Best Family/Group, Best Kid’s Costume, Best Adult Costume and Best in Show. Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. goodyearbp.com.

Autumnfest (Sat.-Sun. Oct. 19-20). 10 am-5 pm Sat., 10 am-4 pm Sun. Free. Arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment. Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. onlineatanthem.com

Celebrate Mesa Fall Festival (Sat. Oct. 19). 5-9 pm. Free. Enjoy games, outdoor movie, contests, games, carnival rides, entertainment and more. Red Mountain Soccer Complex, 905 N. Sunvalley Blvd., Mesa. https://www.mesaparks.com/mesaparks.com

Chandler Mayor’s Day of Play (Sat. Oct. 19). 8 am-noon. Free. Children of all ages can revel in free family fun as they play life-size board games, interactive activities. and a foam-filled obstacle course. Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler. chandleraz.gov


Get a new plant for the garden

Fall Plant Sale (Sat.-Sun. Oct. 19-20). 7 am-5 pm Sat., 8 am-3 pm Sun. Free. More than 30,000 plants and on-site horticulture experts to help you. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. dbg.org


Run for a good cause

I.D. Rather be Running 5K (Sat. Oct. 19). 7 am. $35/for 5K. 5K and after the race, join the I.D. Rather Be Jamming song contest and music festival! The festival is free to the public and will feature live music, food trucks, sponsor and vendor booths, tiny houses, vintage cars and more. Victory Lane, 22603 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale. idratherberunning.com




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