Frequently Asked Questions
When can I get tickets?
Pre-Sale Tickets will be available beginning September 25th.
Upon purchase, you will be prompted to set up an account supplying your email address and a password. You will then receive an email confirmation of your purchase. On the morning of October 22nd, an email blast will go out to all verified purchases supplying you with your first clue to start your hunt.
If you make your purchase on or after the 22nd, you will immediately receive your first clue with your confirmation email.
How much does it cost?
$20 per handheld device for groups up to four people. The price includes admission for four to Vulture City Ghost Town (a $60 value!)
When can I go?
Your experience can be used any time between the morning of the 22nd at 9 am to 9pm on October 31st.
Please recognize that all stores will be operating on regular business hours so access to each will be limited per business hours. If you have small children or would like to take advantage of shopping and the availability of all town amenities, we recommend attending the hunt during the day.
However, the scenes take on a much more magical appearance in the evening so if you are considering date night, or a fun night out with friends, we would suggest eating dinner local, enjoying the hunt at dark and checking out one of the local watering holes afterward.
What ages is this for?
All ages! Just keep in mind that there is a lot of walking involved. There are many options to rest or take a break around town, whether it be a sidewalk bench or taking reprieve in a local bar or restaurant, and you can do the hunt at your own pace.
Is there anything for kids?
Besides getting to see the fun and magical scenes with their very own eyes, there will be some trick or treating stations throughout the downtown area so we encourage you to bring a trick or treat bag for your children. We have also made the immersive content that comes from your handheld device engaging for the kiddos as well so they can be your lead clue hunters.
How long will this take?
The hunt itself can likely be done in an hour to an hour and a half depending on the pace you choose.
How much walking is it?
We estimate the total route to be around a mile, maybe a little more. If you are bringing small children, we would suggest strollers.
Is there food available?
Yes. Though there will be no food vendors this year, there are several restaurants in the Historic Downtown area that will welcome your business.
How does this work?
Once initiated, your hunt will be delivered through QR codes. Through riddles, rhymes and narrations of our favorite characters, we will be leading you through the streets of Historic Downtown Wickenburg to play a little hide and seek with our pumpkin scenes. The QR codes will also unlock fun Villafane Studios content that you won't want to miss.
How many people can I have?
There is no limit to how many people can join on your adventure, however each purchase of the experience offers up to four tickets to Vulture City Ghost Town to be used through October 31st so we recommend no more than four. This also allows for your participants to have better access to the immersive experience delivered to your handheld device.
I only purchased the experience on one device for my group and we can’t all see. What can I do?
You can purchase additional online access from another device immediately to expand your experience. Please also keep in mind that if you choose to take your experience all the way to Vulture City Ghost Town, that your purchase only gets four entry tickets so you will be required to purchase additional tickets at $15 a piece for adult admissions of groups beyond four. Children under 12 will be admitted free.
What happens when I finish the hunt?
Your online access expires after you've found the final scene, but if you would like to return with a new group of friends, you are welcome to purchase the experience again.
Why Wickenburg, AZ?
In short - because all signs just seemed to point to Wickenburg. After a timorous year and a half and some fallen through possibilities, we came to the realization that if we wanted to share our Halloween art this year, we were going to have to come up with a very creative way to do it in a short amount of time while still maintaining our high level of Halloween magic and artistry. We wanted to choose a community that held predominantly independently owned small businesses that was also quaint, charming and friendly with a walkable downtown area and ample parking. Wickenburg hit all those marks for us and were very welcoming right from the start.
How do I get there?
From the Phoenix Valley, you will take Grand/US60 W all the way up to Wickenburg. When you arrive at the first round-a-bout, you will take your second right into Historic Downtown.
Where should I park?
There is street parking all through the Historic Downtown Area as well as parking around the Community Center and the Basha’s Parking Lot.
Can I take pictures?
Yes, you are welcome to take pictures. However, due to the nature of this being a scavenger hunt, we ask that you do not disclose the locations of the scenes or the full experience as a whole so that others who have purchased this adventure also get the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of it as well.
We’d also love if you would tag or hashtag any photos you take with #Villafanestudios or #Pumpkinhunt2021
Are you ever going to bring back your Enchanted Pumpkin Village?
Yes and No. We are going to bring back something even better! We have found Whimsically Wicked Wickenburg is a perfect fit to grow our pumpkin magic and Vulture City Ghost Town has agreed that we would be a great addition to their historic city so there are many exciting plans in the works! Stay tuned!