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.
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
October 14-15, 2023, 9am–5pm
To get to the festival:
- Consider Public Transit
- From the north: Take Highway 1 South from Highway 280 through Pacifica, Montara, Moss Beach, and El Granada into Half Moon Bay.
- From the East Bay: Travel west on Highway 92 over the San Mateo Bridge. Continue west on Highway 92 past Highways 101 and Interstate 280 to Main Street in Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay is 7 miles west of Interstate 280.
- From the South Bay: Take Highway 101 or Interstate 280 North to Highway 92 West. Take Highway 92 West to Half Moon Bay.
- Alternate Routes: Highway 92 will become congested by 8 a.m. both days. The best alternate route getting to Half Moon Bay from San Francisco or the north peninsula is to take Highway 1 (easily accessible fron Interstate 280) and come down through Pacifica into Half Moon Bay. The option from the south is to take Highway 84 through Woodside and La Honda to Highway 1, then take Highway 1 north into Half Moon Bay. These scenic backroads are soothing with magnificent views of the ocean on Pacific Coast Highway 1 and groves of giant redwoods that surround Highway 84. Another option from the south is to come up Highway 1 (easily accessible from Highway 17) from Santa Cruz.