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Pumpkin Festival Merchandise

Official Pumpkin Festival Merchandise

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About the Event

Pumpkin Festival Marks 51 Epic Years!

52nd Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20

The winner of the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is a highlight of the fan-favorite Great Pumpkin Parade, held Saturday at noon
Pumped Up Pumpkin Mecca Gears Up for Half Moon Bay’s World-Famous Celebration of the Great and Almighty Gourd; Plus Godzilla Gourds Rock the Scales at the 51st annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, October 14, as Superstar Growers Butt Gourds in the Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs with Top Prize of $9/Pound and $30k World Record Prize; New Scale Purchased to Fit Rhinoceros-Sized Gourds; Debut of Weigh-Off Wall of Fame Mural and Pumpkin King Champion Ring

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Quick Facts / FAQ

Quick Facts

Find quick facts about the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival below:

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Festival Tips

Pumpkin Festival Tips

To help you plan your visit, here are some tips to help make your trip to the Pumpkin Capital of the World a more enjoyable one.

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Directions & Map

Event Location & Directions

The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival takes place on historic Main Street in Half Moon Bay, California. Half Moon Bay is 25 miles south of San Francisco and 45 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1.

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Public Transit

Public Transit Information

Use the following links and information to make getting to the festival easy. SamTrans bus service drops riders off at the festival "doorstep".

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Bicycle Parking

"Kickstand" Bicycle Parking

Sea Hugger
Bicycle parking managed by Sea Hugger® as a fundraiser
2023 pumpkin festival bike parking poster

Bicycle parking is available in the Straight Wheel Cycling lot located at Kelly Avenue and Purissima Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per bicycle.

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Lodging Information

Lodging Information

The following are Preferred Hotels in the Half Moon Bay area. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful area for the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

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Pumpkin Festival Background Information

The Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee

The Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee consists of an all-volunteer group of civic-minded citizens. The committee's goals are to make a lasting contribution to the preservation and beautification of the town's historic Main Street, to make donations to local non-profit organizations through a grant process, to fund college scholarships for local high school students, and to provide an exceptional fund-raising opportunity to local non-profits through participation in the Art & Pumpkin Festival.

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Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

A Brief History

Over the years, the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival has grown significantly, attracting throngs of visitors who come to pick pumpkins, admire the area's natural beauty and enjoy an old-fashioned festival.

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Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee

Key Facts

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Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
Celebrating the Great & Almighty Gourd
October 19-20, 2024 – 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA