HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, "WORLD PUMPKIN CAPITAL CELEBRATES THE GREAT GOURD"
(48th annual), Half Moon Bay, California
|When:||October 13-14, 2018; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|What:||The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted Barn, boo-tiful harvest-inspired fine arts and crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, photos with the Goliath weigh-off grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the world’s largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, ultra-thrilling rock climbing wall, waterballerz, and bungee jump, tasty premium wine, seasonal craft beer and pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, and the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with fine art and live music. Admission is free.|
|Where:||Main Street, Half Moon Bay CA, 20 miles south of San Francisco|
|Promotion:||TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, online, social media|
|Audience:||51% female, 65% ages 25-49, 78% Average household income $150,000+|