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Great Pumpkin Run

Great Pumpkin Run

The 45th Annual Pumpkin Run by Senior Coastsiders

The Pumpkin Run by Senior Coastsiders has been a tradition in Half Moon Bay for many years and takes participants along the beautiful Coastal Trail overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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MOTC Artists

Made on the Coast Artist’s Block Lineup Announced for the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

The Made on the Coast Artists’ Group, in partnership with the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee, is delighted to announce the lineup of Coastside artists participating in the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival's Local Artists' Block.

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Farmer Mike, Carving Expert

Farmer Mike: “The Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers”

Wearing signature orange overalls and a straw hat, “Farmer Mike” has become a cornerstone of the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. For more than 35 years, festival attendees have flocked to his elevated stage to watch in awe as Farmer Mike, the Pumpkin Picasso, meticulously sculpts giant pumpkins into works of art.

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World's Biggest Pumpkin Sculpture

Half Moon Bay's Very Own Great Pumpkin

Artist Peter Hazel’s World’s Largest, Giant 5-Ton Mosaic Pumpkin Sculpture on Permanent Display at Cameron's Pub!

The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival sparked the wild and crazy creative genius of Peter Hazel to design and make the biggest, heaviest pumpkin sculpture the world has ever seen. Even bigger than the whoppers that will win the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. It is a mosaic sculpture that measures 11 feet high, 12 feet long, and weighs 10,000 pounds. But, unlike other giant pumpkins, this one is made of steel, cement, and ceramic tile.

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Pumpkin Festival Mascot

"Gourdy", the Playful Pumpkin Festival Mascot

He’s the undisputed festival fave … the Prince of Pumpkin Fest!

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Safeway, Proud Presenting Sponsor of the Pumpkin Festival Since 1990!


On the way to the Pumpkin Festival, stop by your local Safeway for fresh cut fruit, snacks for the road, sunscreen, and more. We've got everything you need so you can enjoy a fun-filled weekend of festivities!

While at the festival, come visit our booth and enjoy all the fun activities we’ll be offering:

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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