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Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
October 19-20, 2013

Pumpkins on Display, Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Half Moon Bay is famous for its world-renowned "Art & Pumpkin Festival" and "World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off."

What:
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Where:
Main Street, downtown Half Moon Bay

When:
Saturday & Sunday
October 19-20, 2013
9am-5pm



Over 300,000 visitors flock to Half Moon Bay's historic Art & Pumpkin Festival, held every October — just prior to Halloween. Festival includes 250+ Arts & Crafts vendors, Costume Contests, Pie-Eating Contests, Great Pumpkin Parade, Pumpkin Carvings, Live Entertainment, Festival Food & Wine, and FUN activities for the whole family.

If you're planning on visiting from out-of-town, we suggest you make your lodging reservations well in advance. And if you're driving in for the day, allow plenty of time because the traffic backs up very, very early, especially on Hwy. 92 from San Mateo.

Special Grand Champion
Pumpkins on Display

Winning Pumpkins — including the Top five "1,000+ pound" Giants from "The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off" (held prior to the Pumpkin Festival) — are proudly displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm.

"Great Pumpkin Parade"
The "Great Pumpkin Parade" (with special Honorary Grand Marshall) takes place every year at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on Saturday at 12 noon. The Parade features Marching Bands, Costumed Ghosts, Classic Cars, and colorful Floats — FUN for kids and big kids too!



Pumpkin-Carving Contest
Arts & Crafts ... Live Music
and Fun Event Festivities

Event festivities include a Pumpkin-Carving Contest, Pie-Eating Contest, Costume Contest, Arts & Crafts, Haunted Barn, Talent Show, Pancake Breakfast, Pumpkin 5K & 10K Run & Walk, world-class Pumpkin Carvers, Homestyle Food, Wine and Beer, Three Stages of Live Entertainment...and more!

Farmer Mike
"Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers"
Farmer Mike, a Professional Pumpkin Carver, will be sculpting and carving one of the Monster "1,000+ pounds" Winning Pumpkins from the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

The Day After the Pumpkin Festival
Don't party too hard at the Pumpkin Festival or you could end up feeling as bad as these pumpkins — they drank way too much!

The Day After the Pumpkin Festival - this Pumpkin drank way too much!

Painted Pumpkins in Half Moon Bay, California

Painted Pumpkins in Half Moon Bay, CA

Painted Pumpkins at Half Moon Bay, CA


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Safeway World Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California

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Welcome to the World's Pumpkin Capital - Half Moon Bay, California

Giant Pumpkin at Half Moon Bay's World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Giant Pumpkin at Half Moon Bay, California

WOW! Anita, Fred and Alana not believing the size of one of Half Moon Bay's Giant Pumpkins during World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Half Moon Bay, California

Giant Carved Pumpkin Face - Click here to see more fun Giant Pumpkins at Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Crowds enjoying the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival and the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, CA

Alana posing behind a Giant Pumpkin in Half Moon Bay, California

Giant Pumpkin, Half Moon Bay, California

World Championship Pumpkin Winner Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon took Top Prize at Half Moon Bay's Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2007 and 2008. His winning pumpkin (pictured here) tipped the scales at an impressive 1524 pounds, breaking the 2006 record by over 300 pounds. His 2008 pumpkin weighed in at an impressive 1,528 pounds, beating his previous year's win by four pounds.

Lacey Bryant (Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire) carved this beautiful Giant Pumpkin at the Half Moon Bay Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Half Moon Bay pumpkin patch - Half Moon Bay, California

Beautiful Giant Pumpkins at Half Moon Bay, Calfiornia

Giant Pumpkins at Half Moon Bay, California

Pumpkin Carving at Half Moon Bay's Art & Pumpkin Festival

Giant Pumpkin in Half Moon Bay, CA

Getting into the Spirit of Halloween, Half Moon Bay Bay, California

Two of the Top 3 Pumpkin Winners at the 2007 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California

Click here for more info and pictures of the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Half Moon Bay's I.D.E.S. Grounds on Main Street

Painted Pumpkin in Half Moon Bay, California

 

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