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World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 14–15, 2017 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Festival Highlights

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 14-15) 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 47th 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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jack-o-tini pumpkin cocktail

Delectably Delicious Drink On Tap!

Sip and Savor Tasty Craft Brews, Premium Wine and Bubbly and Craft Cocktails

Jack-O-Tini pumpkin cocktail by Half Moon Bay Distillery
Jack-O-Tini pumpkin cocktail, curated by Half Moon Bay Distillery
2 oz. Purissima Vodka, made in Half Moon Bay
1/4 oz. pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 oz. orange juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
optional: dash of vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice
Half Moon Bay DistilleryHalf Moon Bay Distillery is a small craft distillery, located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in scenic Half Moon Bay, California. They provide locally produced ultra-premium spirits to people who care about where their drinks come from and who made them.

Half Moon Bay Distillery is now offering free distillery tours and tastings. Find out how Purissima Vodka is made! Learn why Harvard Avenue Gin tastes so amazing! Space is limited, so be sure you make a reservation at www.hmbdistillery.com. Our visitors get to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery and learn about craft distilling. If you appreciate the art of fine distilled spirits, this tour is for you! 

Thirsty, my friend? Head straight for Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Main Street … the adult beverage offerings have never been better.

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Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California

October 14-15, 2017
9am – 5pm