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Schedule of Events

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

2023 Schedule of Events

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Music Stages + Schedule

Live Music on Stage and Street

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.

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Family Stage + Schedule

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 14-15. Schedule below.

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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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MOTC Musicians

Sensational Lineup Announced for the “Made on the Coast” Music Stage

City of Half Moon Bay
Old Princeton Landing Public House and Grill

Thanks to the sponsorship support of the City of Half Moon Bay and Old Princeton Landing, a stellar lineup of local musicians are slated for this year's Made on the Coast Music Stage at Mac Dutra Park, located at the corner of Kelly Avenue and Main Street.

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Xfinity Take 5 Lounge

Kick Back, Watch NFL and NCAA Football and MLB Playoffs LIVE!

On the Giant Screen in the 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 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 14-15 from 9 am to 5 pm on historic Main Street.

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Pie Eating Contests

Audience Participation Drives the Pie Eating Contests

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

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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

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Pumpkin Patches

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

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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Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
Celebrating the Great & Almighty Gourd
October 14-15, 2023 – 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA