Carefree hosts culinary festival

STAFF REPORT~ 3/21/2012

The Culinary Festival of Chocolates, Confections and Fine Art will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., March 30 – April 1, at Carefree Desert Gardens in Carefree.
The free event takes place throughout the four acre botanical park located in the heart of downtown Carefree at 101 Easy Street, adjacent to the Carefree Sundial.
A culinary marketplace, fine art sale and Easter festivities including an Easter egg hunt for children will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Creative confections and decadent chocolate creations will be woven throughout the gardens, with a large variety of fine art and crafts also available for purchase, directly from the artist.
Musical and other entertainment will take place on the Carefree Amphitheater stage throughout the event.
The festival featuring sweet treats and entertainment is part of a new series of events taking place in the Town’s new park set against the backdrop of Black Mountain and considered the crowned jewel of Carefree.
The inaugural event is sponsored by Magic Bird Festivals. For information, visit or call 480-488-2014.