48TH HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
United States

Event Description:

Half Moon Bay celebrates its world-famous Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14. The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade led by SF Giants fan fave and all-time, all-out inspiration Hunter Pence as Grand Marshal, Young Actors Workshop bone-chilling Haunted House, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, photos with the gargantuan grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the world’s largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24’ rock climbing wall, ultra thrilling bungee jump, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, and the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with art and live music. 

The dynamite entertainment lineup includes non-stop live music on four stages throughout downtown by some of the Bay Area’s biggest name bands. Performing on the IDES Main Stage are Journey Revisited, Robby James and the Streets of Bakersfield, The Swampers Credence Clearwater Revival Tribute, James Nash and the Nomads, The Megatones, Camino, and Jim Stevens & Friends. The Ritz-Carlton South Stage at the Gazebo will feature East Side Funk, Coast Tribe, Hank & Ella and the Fine Country Band, and Cocktail Monkeys. The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Made on the Coast Stage includes the Patrick Maier Duo, the Keller Sisters, the Jim Moore Duo, Blue, and the Half Moon Bay High School Band. Street musicians include Emerson & The GroWiser Band, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson and Stephen Dreyfuss. The Safeway Family Stage features the amazing, three-wheeling comic explosion known as Bob at Large, award-winning children’s performer Andy Z, sensational bluegrass band West Coast Ramblers, exceptional singer-songwriter Mark Malec, School of Rock House Band, kid-friendly fun and games plus “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands.

Festival admission is free. Pets are not allowed. Presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee which has raised several million dollars for community service organizations and civic improvements in its 48 year history.

 

WHEN:  Oct. 13-14, 2018. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

WHERE:  On Main Street between Mill and Spruce Streets in Half Moon Bay, CA.