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October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm MST

HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, “WORLD PUMPKIN CAPITAL CELEBRATES THE GREAT AND ALMIGHTY GOURD” (52nd annual), Half Moon Bay, California. Get yer’ orange on! 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 the spectacular 52nd Anniversary, October 19-20! 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 Volkswagen-sized heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically fun home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, all original harvest-inspired art and fine crafts, delectable homestyle foods, a pancake breakfast, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, signature craft 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, 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, sponsor product samples and swag giveaways.

Special flourishes include the EveryBodyCanPaint Inspiration Art Temple Collab with the Harvest-theme “What Do YOU Want to Cultivate and Grow?”, the Dancepark DJ Jam and Art Car, a big Swag City merch tent with a wide selection of festival branded gear including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, tote bags, lapel pins and beer tankards, and the unveiling of a spectacular downtown Weigh-Off Wall of Fame Mural and Plaque Project to honor the rich story of the now world-famous Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on the south wall of the historic Cunha Grocery … join us in the World Pumpkin Capital as we pay homage to the Great and Almighty Gourd Gourd!

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 history.

WHEN: October 19-20, 2024. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m both days.
WHERE: On Main Street, between Mill and Spruce Streets, Half Moon Bay CA


October 19 @ 10:00 am MST
October 20 @ 5:00 pm MST
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Main Street between Mill and Spruce Streets
Main Street between Mill and Spruce Streets
Half Moon Bay, CA United States
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