Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival 2022

Poster from Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival 2022 Visit Half Moon Bay to celebrate the 50th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival!

On October 15th and 16th, 2022, 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, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, and pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails. 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

  • A special display and photos with the Rhinoceros-sized weigh-off grand champion mega-gourd
  • Smashing 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 craftmakers
  • Fabulous homestyle foods
  • Delectable delicious drinks including premium wines from Half Moon Bay Winery, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, craft cocktails and Pathwater
  • Expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces
  • Costume contest (10 AM in front of the Library)
  • Pie eating contests (2 PM on the IDES Grounds)
  • Pumpkin carving for fun (10 AM on the IDES Grounds)
  • Stock up on the latest and greatest official festival gear and coveted curios
  • Pancake breakfast in the City Hall parking lot
  • Wet and wild waterballerz, Cornhole Corner game area, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot, Gourdy
  • The Great Pumpkin Run–in-person Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, 5k, 10k and Half Marathon with start times beginning at 7 AM
  • Stop by the Safeway tent for reusable grocery bags, coupons, and goodies and grab a selfie with their vintage Farmers Market truck
  • Sweet sponsor swag giveaways

Download the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival App, iPumpkin.
Get the schedule of events here.
Festival admission is free. Pets are not allowed.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th
9 AM to 5 PM
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Visit their website for details including a full schedule of events.

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