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Half Moon Bay Art + Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Art + Pumpkin Festival

47th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 14-15: The Grandaddy of America’s Festivals

Pumped Up Pumpkin Mecca Half Moon Bay’s World-Famous Celebration of the Great and Almighty Gourd

Beloved SF Giants Broadcaster/Former Ballplayer Duane Kuiper is Grand Marshal of the Great Pumpkin Parade

Final Run For Young Actors Workshop Haunted Barn at the Johnston Street Barn – YAW Seeking New Venue

“The roads are open, the sky is clear, people are happy, autumn is here!”

A short and sweet ode to Half Moon Bay, the happiest, most feel-good pumpkin place on earth.

The Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival is a popular annual fall event and fundraiser


Autumn is a stunningly spectacular season on the picturesque coast around Half Moon Bay where the entire Coastside area bursts into a brilliant sea of orange and buzzes with excitement and activity to celebrate its bountiful and beautiful fall harvest. The dazzling journey is its own reward ... the tunnel through Devils Slide is a sight to behold plus the breath-taking views of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches. It's the perfect time of year and the perfect place to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season and Half Moon Bay does it like nobody else. The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season’s signature event, drawing hordes of visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival on historic Main Street. This year’s 47th annual festival will be held on October 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Massive, mind-boggling, Volkswagen-sized weigh-off champion pumpkins on display, the mesmerizing and remarkably talented “Picasso of pumpkin carvers” sculpting and shaping monster pumpkins into one-of-a-kind masterpieces, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts by America’s top artists, the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” Locals’ Artists Block featuring fine art and live music, fabulously festive food and drink, the richest/creamiest/tastiest pumpkin pie on the planet, four stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone’s favorite home-spun parade, the world’s largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, ultra-thrilling bungee jumping, enchanting events and contests for the whole family, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, the never-ending search for the Great Pumpkin, and a bumper crop of 3,000+ tons of the beloved orange orb waiting to be picked from one of the many rustic pumpkin patches around town are among the extraordinary, not-to-be forgotten attractions.

Ticket price: Free

Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM