Great Pumpkin Run

The Great Pumpkin Run

43rd Annual Pumpkin Run Benefitting Senior Coastsiders

The Pumpkin Run 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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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
Meet the Creator at the Pumpkin Festival

This year’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (October 16) will feature 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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Organic, Healthy & Green

Festival to Feature Organic, Healthy & Green Products

This year’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will feature the latest and greatest exhibits featuring Organic, Natural, Healthy and Eco-Friendly products.

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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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Farmer Mike, Carving Expert

Farmer Mike: “The Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers”

In October of 1986, wearing a pair of orange overalls, “Farmer Mike” Valladao first stepped onto a stage at the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival with a knife in his hand.

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Safeway,

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

Safeway

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!

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