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The San Mateo County Coastside celebrates October with Special Events, Pumpkin Fields, the Annual Pumpkin Festival, good food, hotel's and Bed & Breakfast Inns.

Sixth Annual Hand-Blown Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 10 & 11; 10 a.m. ' 5 p.m.

Half Moon Bay Art Glass will transform the grounds of La Nebbia Winery into a glistening glass pumpkin patch featuring the work of glass blower Douglass C. Brown. More Info

42nd Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off (free!)
Oct. 12; 7 a.m. ' 11 a.m.

Superstar Gourd Growing Greats and their hard-to-believe, titanic orange orbs gather for the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay. A special $30,000 bonus mega-prize will be awarded to any grower who breaks the world record at Half Moon Bay, considered the 'Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs.' More Info

45th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 17 & 18; 9 a.m. ' 5 p.m.

Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous heavyweight champion pumpkins, three stages of stellar live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, home-style foods, and much more. More Info

Pumpkin Run -Oct. 18; 8 a.m.

With a route that winds up the beautiful Coastside trail, the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run is one of the most picturesque in California. Choose from the Pumpkin Power 5K Obstacle Challenge, a 5K run or walk, or bring your children to the Kids Fun Run! More Info

Coastside Brewfest -Oct. 24; 1 ' 5 p.m.

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is hosting their Second Annual Coastside Brewfest. Sample some the best breweries of the Bay Area including Mavericks, Hop Dogma, Cellermaker, Devil's Canyon, Deschutes, Fieldwork, Fort Point, Sudwerk, Santa Cruz Ale Works and others. Off the Grid food trucks will provide a wide variety of local specialties for purchase. More Info

Hotels and B&B Inns still have rooms available for this season, 10 even have rooms available for the Pumpkin Festival. Go to Book A Room to find out what's available. See Book A Room on the Lodging Page.

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Authored by Terry Plank & Kelly Chamberlin