Harvest-Inspired Crafts

America’s Top Artists And Craftmakers Set Up Shop On Main Street At Half Moon Bay’s World-Famous Art & Pumpkin Festival

Silkwood Glass pastel pumpkins
Treg and Candace Silkwood hand blown glass pumpkins

Nick Leonoff hand blown glass
Nick Leonoff hand blown glass

Super cute pumpkin beanies and hats, gorgeous hand-blown glass pumpkins, one-of-a-kind jewelry, leather sandals and belts, handmade quilts, seasonal wreaths, holiday-themed placemats and napkins, panoramic photographs, whimsical sculptures, handpainted clothing, colorful ceramic vessels, contemporary pop art, Halloween-themed garden art, handcarved woodwork and unusual sculptures made from recycled material –– you’ll find all of this incredible variety and lots more at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Main Street. Enjoy an idyllic autumn weekend browsing and strolling among colorful, well-stocked booths and meet 250 of America’s top artists and craftmakers showcasing their latest work in glass, ceramics, metals, fiber, leather, wood, jewelry, and fine art at this nationally renowned festival. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on one-of-a-kind gifts.

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MOTC Artists

Local Artists Slated to Show at the 2019 Art & Pumpkin Festival

Made on the Coast - Locally Grown, Community Supported Art

Made On The Coast booths at Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin FestivalThe "Made on the Coast" (MotC) Artists' Group, a subcommittee of the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee (HMBBC), presents its artists for the 6th Annual "Made on the Coast" Locals' Block at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Building on the success the last four years, MotC is again offering a "Locals' Block," which will be located on Main Street, between Mill and Kelly, and will welcome visitors from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday only, October 20th, 2019. Our artists' block occupies a section of Main Street that hosts the yearly costume parade on Saturday, allowing our artists and musicians to make use of the block and pop up on Sunday morning.

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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 19-20) 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, 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!

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Rosie and Rocky Chicken

Rocky® and Rosie® Food Truck

Rosie and Rocky Chicken food truck at Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

While at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival be sure to stop by our Food Truck to receive a FREE sample of our locally grown chicken.

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AARP Block Party

AARP Block Party


AARP will bring its Block Party to the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20 on Main Street in Half Moon Bay. We’ll have fun activities and giveaways for all attendees. We’ll also have a special meet and greet on Sunday with AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin . Let us surprise you with our unique experience that is sure to please everyone from 8 to 80. Join us for one of Autumn’s best festivals!

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Dave's Killer Bread KillerCafe

Dave's Killer Bread® KillerCafe

Dave's Killer Bread KillerCafe

Have you heard of Dave’s Killer Bread®? DKB is doing more than making killer breads and bagels. As the #1 organic bread in America, DKB is packed with killer taste, texture, and quality organic ingredients. But that’s not the only reason we  rock. Dave’s Killer Bread® is a brand that believes everyone is “Made for Greatness” and is a proud supporter of Second Chance Employment. Supporting Second Chance Employment is one of our most important core values and is baked into everything we do.

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Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival 2019

World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 19-20, 2019 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA