schedule of events

2014 Schedule of Events

The festivities kick off on October 13 with the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, followed that weekend with the 44th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 18-19, 9am-5pm.

You won't want to miss the Great Pumpkin Parade on Saturday at noon, costume contest, pie eating contests, and lots of other fun activities happening all weekend!

See the complete schedule here.

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 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. See the complete 2-day music schedule.

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 44th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 18-19 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m on historic Main Street.

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 18-19.

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 18, 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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