Pumpkin Festival Marks 51 Epic Years!
51st Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 14 & 15, One of America’s Most Iconic Festivals Returns
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 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, October 9, as Superstar Growers Compete in the Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs – Top Prize of $9/Pound and $30k World Record Prize
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.
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.
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".
"Kickstand" Bicycle Parking
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.
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.
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.
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.
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Goes Mobile With Free App!
We’re going mobile!
Download the free Pumpkin Festival mobile app developed by Half Moon Bay’s Phondini Partners which includes an iPad-specific version!