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Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

"Celebrating the Great & Almighty Gourd"
52nd Annual - Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
  • When:

    October 19-20, 2024, 9am - 5pm

  • What:

    The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. 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, stunning harvest-inspired art and fine crafts, delectable homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisan 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 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, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits plus awesome sponsor product samples and swag giveaways. Admission is free.

  • Attendance:


  • Where:

    Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California, 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 $178,000

  • Contact:

    For pricing, call Tim Beeman or Ronan Fowler at 415-236-2601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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