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50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)

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Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Historic Main Street (Half Moon Bay) | 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its Golden Anniversary 50th Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16, 2022, with a smashing lineup of heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically-fun Great Pumpkin Parade, and tons more.

Enjoy harvest-inspired art and fine crafts, fabulous homestyle foods, a pancake breakfast, premium wine, craft beer and pumpkin infused ales, refreshing cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into one-of-a-kind masterpieces, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the Xfinity Take 5 Lounge with giant LED screen, “Made on the Coast” local artists block, Great Pumpkin Run, Interactive Paint Wall, Dancepark DJ Jam, and a special Swag City tent with coolio branded merch.

  • October 15-16, 2022
  • Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.
  • On Historic Main Street from Mill to Spruce Streets in downtown Half Moon Bay.
  • Festival admission is free
  • See the full schedule of events

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
2022 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 7

  • 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kick-Off Event Celebrating 50 Years of Pumpkin Festival Poster Designs – Half Moon Bay Library, on display through October

Monday, October 10

  • 7 a.m. Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off – IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street

Saturday, October 15

  • 7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, City Hall Lot, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
  • 9 a.m. Festival Opens
  • 10 a.m. Costume Contest, Half Moon Bay Library, Church & Correas Streets
  • 12 noon Great Pumpkin Parade
  • 2 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
  • 2:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
  • 5 p.m. Festival Closes

Sunday, October 16

  • 7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, City Hall Lot, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
  • 8 a.m. 44th Annual Pumpkin Run
  • 9 a.m. Festival Opens
  • 10 a.m. Pumpkin Carving for Fun (not a contest), Bank of America lot
  • 2 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
  • 2:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
  • 5 p.m. Festival Closes

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*Free
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Kids & Families, Outdoors, Sponsored
Venue: Historic Main Street (Half Moon Bay)
Address: 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019