Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Music Stages + Schedule

Music Stages + Schedule

Xfinity Take 5 Lounge

Xfinity Take 5 Lounge

Pie Eating Contests

Pie Eating Contests

Costume Contest

Costume Contest

Giant Pumpkin Photos

Giant Pumpkin Photos

Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches

Schedule of Events

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

2021 Schedule of Events

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Music Stages + Schedule

Live Music at the HMB Pumpkin Minifest

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Xfinity Take 5 Lounge

Xfinity Take 5 Lounge

It has become a festival staple so football and baseball fans will be pumped to learn the Xfinity Take 5 Lounge is returning to this year’s 49.5 HMB Pumpkin Minifest, October 16 from 9 am to 5 pm on historic Main Street.

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Pie Eating Contests

Audience Participation Drives the Pie Eating Contests

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“To me, the pie eating contest embodies the essence of Pumpkin Festival,” said Wilbur Collins, the spiritual and emotional leader of the contest organizing team for many years.
pie eating contestants

There is plenty to see and do at Half Moon Bay’s world-famous Art & Pumpkin Festival, but nothing gets you up close and personal to the Great Gourd as the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. The pie eating contests take place in the Bank of America Family Fun Zone, located in the Bank of America parking lot, 620 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.

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Costume Contest

Calling All Ghosts, Goblins and Spooks for Pumpkin Festival Costume Contest

Everyone from tiny tots to ghoulish grandmas and grandpas will get a chance to show of their best Halloween attire at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Costume Contest. The contest will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, at the Cunha Intermediate School parking lot located at Correas and Church Streets.

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Giant Pumpkin Photos

Coveted Keepsake: Photos with Grand Champion Gourd

Proceeds Benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation

How often do you get to see and touch a hard-to-believe, larger-than-life 1-ton pumpkin (2,000 pounds!)—let alone get to have your photo taken alongside something so extraordinary?

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Pumpkin Patches

Half Moon Bay: A Plethora of Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patches

young women in pumpkin patch

It doesn’t get any better than autumn splendor on the Half Moon Bay Coast with picturesque seaside farm country blooming in all its glory.

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