Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Every year when autumn rolls around, picturesque Half Moon Bay bursts into a brilliant sea of orange and buzzes with excitement and activity to celebrate its bountiful and beautiful fall harvest. The dazzling journey is its own reward … the tunnel through Devils Slide is a sight to behold plus the breath-taking views of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches. It's the perfect time of year and the perfect place to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season and Half Moon Bay does it like nobody else. The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season’s signature event, drawing hordes of visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival on historic Main Street. This year’s 49th annual festival will be held on October 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Massive, mind-boggling, Volkswagen-sized weigh-off champion pumpkins on display, the mesmerizing and remarkably talented “Picasso of pumpkin carvers” sculpting and shaping monster pumpkins into one-of-a-kind masterpieces, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts by America’s top artists, the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” Locals’ Artists Block featuring fine art and live music, fabulously festive food and drink, the richest/creamiest/tastiest pumpkin pie on the planet, four stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone’s favorite home-spun parade, the world’s largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel, the Xfinity Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, ultra-thrilling bungee jumping, enchanting events and contests for the whole family, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievous Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, the never-ending search for the Great Pumpkin, and a bumper crop of 3,000+ tons of the beloved orange orb waiting to be picked from one of the many rustic pumpkin patches around town are among the extraordinary, not-to-be forgotten attractions.

Where:
Main Street- Half Moon Bay
Main St
Half Moon Bay, CA
When:
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
April 2020
Date Location
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Sunny & The Black Pack
R&B, Soul, Rock, Jazz
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Bruce Guynn & Big Rain
Rock, Country Blues, Originals
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Dr. Mojo
R&B
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Scott Goldstone & Alan Oehler Duo
Pop/Rock
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Caneri & The Cats
Neo-Swing, Rockabilly, Americana
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Evan Thomas
Blues
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Casey Wickstrom
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
10:00 AM — 2:30 PM
Coastal Wildflower Day
Come visit our family friendly Annual Coastal Wildflower Day event. There will be native plant…
https://www.coastsidestateparks.org/cwd
Half Moon Bay State Beach
95 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Marla Goody & Revelation
R&B
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Carmen Ratti Band
Blues, R&B
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
May 2020
Date Location
12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival
The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association is pleased to bring you the first inaugural Half Moon Bay…
https://hmbwineandjazzfest.com/
Main Street
United States, Half Moon Bay
7:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Devil's Slide Run
Run the most scenic trails in Northern California, while supporting more than 1,000 individuals…
https://devilssliderun.org
San Pedro Valley Park
600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica
June 2020
Date Location
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Sonrisas 6th Annual Cooking for a Cause Paella Demonstration and Dinner
Join the Sonrisas community of supporters at the Half Moon Bay Library for the Sixth Annual Cooking…
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonrisas-6th-annual-cooking-for-a-cause-paella-dem…
Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas St, Half Moon Bay
10:00 AM — 2:00 PM
UC Elkus Ranch's Annual Sheep to Shawl
Join us for our annual Sheep to Shawl event at UC Elkus Ranch!  Our flock of sheep will be…
http://ucanr.edu/sheep2020
UC Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center
1500 Purisima Creek Road, Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
9th Annual BBQ for Coastside Hope
Please join us for our 9th annual BBQ on June 17th! We’ve got a fun seaside evening planned for you…
https://coastsidehope.org/
Mavericks House
107 Broadway, Half Moon Bay
July 2020
Date Location
10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Farm Fish Flowers 2020
Farm + Fish + Flowers offers the general public a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Half Moon…
http://business.visithalfmoonbay.org/events/details/farm-fish-flowers-2020-28925
Half Moon Bay Coastside from Pescadero to Montara
September 2020
Date Location
5:00 PM — 9:00 PM
5th Annual ABCD Lobster Feed
5th Annual ABCD Lobster Feed September 12, 2020 presented by American Board For Child Diabetics "…
https://abcdiabetics.ejoinme.org/LobsterFeed2020
I.D.E.S Hall
735 Main St, Half Moon Bay