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World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 13–14, 2018 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California
photos with giant pumpkin

Coveted Keepsake: Photos with Grand Champion Gourd

Proceeds Benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation

How often do you get to see and touch a hard-to-believe, larger-than-life 1-ton pumpkin (2,000 pounds!)—let alone get to have your photo taken alongside something so extraordinary?


At this year’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14, you can do both and be the proud owner of an unforgettable keepsake plus help out a great cause!

Cabrillo Education Foundation

Your awesome one-of-a-kind photo will be snapped and instantly printed for a special take-home keepsake. The cost is $15 per framed 5x7 picture, with discounts for multiple copies or poses. All proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF), a non-profit for the sole benefit of the students attending our local Coastside public schools.

CEF champions success for Coastside public school students.

We focus at critical impact points: Pre-K readiness for school, reading proficiency by the end of third grade, college/career readiness skills beginning in middle school and financial supports in college.

In the past year CEF efforts, in partnership with the Cabrillo Unified School District, increased reading proficiency for third graders a dramatic 53% to 66% and expanded the AVID college readiness program to include 6th-12th graders and much more.

“CEF’s endowment is both the catalyst for these impacts and provides for their long term sustainability” according to its Executive Director, Keith Cernak.

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Help CEF to continue to build its endowment fund and continue to make Big Impacts for student success. Find out more about Cabrillo Education Foundation at: http://www.ceffund.org.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

This year's photo booth is made possible by the generous support of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. "SVCF has a long history of supporting programs in Coastside schools, and we believe all students deserve the opportunity to succeed in school and beyond," said Emmett D. Carson, CEO and president of SVCF." As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are proud that in that 10 years we have helped more than 14,000 students in our region get after-school or summer mathematics instruction. We are honored to support the work of the Cabrillo Education Foundation as a sponsor of this year's Giant Pumpkin Photo Booth."

Serving San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties, SVCF advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more at www.siliconvalleycf.org.

Half Moon Bay-based Alifano Technologies provides CEF with all the technical support pro-bono.

The giant pumpkin photo booth is located at the corner of Miramontes and Main Streets.

This year’s 48th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival takes place October 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Main Street. Festival admission is free.



Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California

October 13-14, 2018
9am – 5pm