9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Half Moon Bay
On Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce Streets
Half Moon Bay
The 44th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival takes place on October 18-19. The event celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous /heavy weight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with three stages of stellar live music.
The Great Pumpkin Parade with six-time Gold Glove winner and all-time San Francisco Giants fan favorite J.T. Snow as Grand Marshal, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, ultra-thrilling zip-line and bungee jump, tasty wines and microbrews, pumpkin-infused ales and margaritas, and the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with music, authors, book signings and a haiku contest. Festival admission is free. Presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee which has raised several million dollars for community service organizations and civic improvements in its 43 year history.
For more information: 650-726-9652, http://pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com