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World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 13–14, 2018 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Activities & Entertainment

live musicians on stage and street throughout the festival

The Best Bay Area Bands Will Blow the Barn Doors at Half Moon Bay’s Pumpkinpalooza

The Megatones, James Nash and The Nomads, Robby James and The Streets of Bakersfield, and Journey Revisited Headline Smashingly Awesome Music Lineup

It’s that special time of year when throngs of pumpkin fans gather in Half Moon Bay to dance and frolic in the ultimate mecca of gourd greatness. In keeping with the festival’s big reputation, four stages of sensational entertainment for all ages will transform Half Moon Bay into the Bay’s entertainment hotspot for a weekend during the city’s monster Pumpkinpalooza—the Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14. The Bay Area’s most popular bands are lined up to make this the best pumpkin fest yet with their crowd-pleasing country, rock, reggae, dance hits, jazz favorites and more. (Complete schedule below.)

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family stage

Amazing Circus Stunts, Award-Winning Children’s Performer, CTC Talent Show, and Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands Headline the Safeway Family Stage

Bob At Large
Bob At Large

Liz DeRoche (aka The Singing Lizard)
Liz DeRoche (aka The Singing Lizard)

West Coast Ramblers
West Coast Ramblers

Pumpkin pie eating contest
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests at 2pm each day on the Safeway Family Stage

A popular and signature attraction at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, the Safeway Family Stage will showcase an all-star lineup of performing artists at this year’s festival, October 13-14.

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Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California

October 13-14, 2018
9am – 5pm