California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin FestivalCommunity

Always held the weekend after Columbus Day, massive crowds make the annual trek to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for the epic Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival.  Year after year, festival goers enjoy a memorable experience with the special display of massive weigh-off champion pumpkins, the remarkable "Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers" sculpting and shaping a monster 1,000+-pound pumpkin, three stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone's favorite home-spun parade, harvest-inspired crafts, the tastiest pumpkin pie on the planet, and enchanting events and contests for the whole family.

Festival goers will find thousands of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items by America's finest artists and crafts makers while browsing among 250 booths featuring original work in glass, ceramics, metals, fiber, leather, wood, jewelry, and fine art.

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: October

Festival Location: Historic Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Contact Information:
Miramar Events
P.O. Box 27, El Granada, CA 94018
(650) 726-9652

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