2023 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Photo of the logo for 2023 Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festtival

Visit Half Moon Bay to celebrate the 2023 Annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

On October 14th and 15th, 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 and smashing entertainment.

There are harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, a pancake breakfast, premium wines, and seasonal craft beer. Expert pumpkin carvers will sculpt monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces. And you can get your photo taken with the gargantuan grand champion mega-gourd.

Enjoy breathtaking views of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches. Bring the family for a day of fun events.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Highlights Include


  • Non-stop entertainment with stellar live music on stage and street
  • Boo-tiful harvest-inspired fine art and crafts from local Made on the Coast artists and a world-class and diverse lineup of 250 professional artists and fine craft makers
  • Fabulous homestyle foods
  • Delectable delicious drinks including premium wines, seasonal craft beer, and pumpkin-infused ales.
  • Expert pumpkin carver sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces
  • Costume contest
  • Pie eating contests
  • Pumpkin carving for fun
  • Pancake breakfast in the City Hall parking lot
  • Games
  • And More!

Get the schedule of events here.
Festival admission is free. Pets are not allowed.

2023 Annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th
7 AM to 5 PM
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Visit their website for all the details.

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