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2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Downtown Half Moon Bay | 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA


2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

See a display of gigantic heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of entertainment, and the Great Pumpkin Parade at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
October 19–20, 2019 | 9 am to 5 pm
Historic Main Street, Downtown Half Moon Bay
FREE

The Great Pumpkin Parade is Saturday, October 19th at Noon

The organizers say the event is rain or shine – but always best to check their site just in case.

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, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, photos with the gargantuan 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, the Xfinity Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, wild and wacky waterballerz, ultra thrilling bungee jump, Cornhole game area, Stay Cool Misting Tent, 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 all-original art and live music, and the Sunday-only Great Pumpkin Run – 10k, 5k, Half Marathon and Kids’ Fun Run, plus sweet sponsor swag giveaways and samples.

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Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Halloween, Kids & Families, Live Music, Peninsula
Address: 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

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