Please note this information is from the 2014 event although the dates are correct for 2015.
Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2015 event.


arts & crafts

Harvest-Inspired Crafts

Meet The Artists And Craftmakers Behind The Extraordinary Work

Handwoven wearables, stunning photography, handcrafted skincare products, seasonal wreaths, holiday-themed table decor, shimmering glass vessels, Halloween-themed garden art, one-of-a-kind shawls and scarves, bold mixed media art, dazzling jewelry, recycled metal work, funky chic wearables, whimsical sculptures, handmade quilts, handblown ceramics and handcarved woodwork are some of the one-of-a-kind items you’ll find at the 45th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 17-18 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m on historic Main Street.

about the event

About the Event

World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay Pays Homage to the Great and Almighty Gourd

45th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 17-18

Every year when autumn rolls around, picturesque Half Moon Bay bursts into a brilliant sea of orange and buzzes with excitement and activity to celebrate its bountiful fall harvest. The dazzling journey is its own reward … the tunnel through Devils Slide is a sight to behold plus the breath-taking views of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches.

live music

Music Stages + Schedule

Smashingly Awesome Music Lineup for Half Moon Bay’s Pumpkinpalooza

Smashing Pumpkins or not, three stages of stellar entertainment for music lovers of all stripes will transform Half Moon Bay into the Bay Area’s entertainment mecca for a weekend during its annual Pumpkinpalooza—the Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. See the complete 2-day music schedule.

family stage

Family Stage + Schedule

Amazing Circus Stunts, Award-Winning Jangle-Pop, CTC Talent Show and Battle of the Bands Headline the Safeway Family Stage

A popular and signature attraction at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, the Safeway Family Stage will showcase an all-star lineup of performing artists at this year’s festival, October 17-18.

See the complete 2-day Safeway Family Stage schedule.

costume contest

Costume Contest

Calling All Ghosts, Goblins and Spooks for Pumpkin Festival Costume Contest

Everyone from tiny tots to ghoulish grandmas and grandpas will get a chance to show of their best Halloween attire at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Costume Contest. The contest will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, at Half Moon Bay Library parking lot, located at 620 Correas Street in Half Moon Bay.

The contest is divided into five age categories (0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-adult) as well as a category for pairs and another for larger groups. A panel of local judges rates each costume on creativity, attention to detail and presentation, and quality.

haunted barn

Haunted Barn

Pirates Furtively Inhabit Haunted Barn at Young Actors Workshop’s Popular Pumpkin Festival Production

Ahoy, Matey! There be sneaky PIRATES haunting Half Moon Bay! Aaargh. We're in the Johnston Haunted Barn, aye. Not alive. Not dead. We're among the undead, sez I. It was the late 19th century when we seized the barn from that landlubber Johnston. Sure, we were in need of a place to hide out and store our treasure. There is much to be seen, ye scalawags!

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