[free] Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Let’s go pumpkinheads! We’re getting our orange on and gearing up in Pumpkintown to pay homage to the great gourd!

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival and this year marks our spectacular 51st Anniversary Celebration!

Admission is free. Presented by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee.
WHEN: Oct. 14-15. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
WHERE: On Main Street between Mill and Spruce Streets in Half Moon Bay, CA.

One of America’s most iconic festival brands, the all-star lineup includes keepsake photos with the gargantuan grand champion mega-gourd, a spectacular display of Godzilla-like heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically fun home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, stunning harvest-inspired art and fine crafts, delectable homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisan cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike (“the Picasso of pumpkin carvers”) sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun.

Plus, the Xfinity Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with art and live music, the Sunday-only Great Pumpkin Run – 10k, 5k, Half Marathon and Kids’ Fun Run, Cornhole tossing game area, plus sponsor product sampling and swag giveaways.


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