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World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 13–14, 2018 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Festival Highlights

Duane Kuiper, parade grand marshal

Beloved SF Giants Broadcaster/Former Ballplayer Duane Kuiper Named Pumpkin Festival Parade Grand Marshal

An all-time fan favorite, and seven-time Emmy award-winning sportscaster for the San Francisco Giants, Duane Kuiper will serve as honorary Grand Marshal of the world-famous Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Parade, Saturday, October 13th at 12 noon.

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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 13-14) 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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sampling local fresh roasted Brussels sprouts

Festival Fare Celebrates the Autumn Harvest With Pumpkin Anything and Everything Plus Fabulous Coastside Bounty

There’s no better place to celebrate (and eat) the autumn harvest than at Half Moon Bay’s Art & Pumpkin Festival. This year marks the 48th anniversary of this world-famous event and its rich agricultural heritage, nestled between the sea and the fertile fields with swaths of brilliant orange pumpkins on the San Mateo County Coastside.

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Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California

October 13-14, 2018
9am – 5pm