About the Event

Hunting for an Orange October? Half Moon Bay's Your Spot!

50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16: The Grandaddy of America’s Festivals

Super Pumped Up Pumpkin Mecca Half Moon Bay’s World-Famous Celebration of the Great and Almighty Gourd

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Quick Facts / FAQ

Quick Facts

Find quick facts about the 50th annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival below:

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Festival Tips

Pumpkin Festival Tips

To help you plan your visit, here are some tips to help make your trip to the Pumpkin Capital of the World a more enjoyable one.

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Directions & Map

Event Location & Directions

The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival takes place on historic Main Street in Half Moon Bay, California. Half Moon Bay is 25 miles south of San Francisco and 45 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1.

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Public Transit

Public Transit Information

Use the following links and information to make getting to the festival easy. SamTrans bus service drops riders off at the festival "doorstep".

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Bicycle Parking

"Kickstand" Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking is available at a lot located at Kelly Avenue and Purissima Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per bicycle.

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Lodging Information

Lodging Information

The following are Preferred Hotels in the Half Moon Bay area. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful area for the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

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Background

Pumpkin Festival Background Information

The Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee

The Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee consists of an all-volunteer group of civic-minded citizens. The committee's goals are to make a lasting contribution to the preservation and beautification of the town's historic Main Street, to make donations to local non-profit organizations through a grant process, to fund college scholarships for local high school students, and to provide an exceptional fund-raising opportunity to local non-profits through participation in the Art & Pumpkin Festival.

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History

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

A Brief History

Over the years, the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival has grown significantly, attracting throngs of visitors who come to pick pumpkins, admire the area's natural beauty and enjoy an old-fashioned festival.

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Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee

Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee

Key Facts

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Pumpkin Fest is Green Too!

Pumpkin Fest is Green Too!

The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will once again partner with Republic Services, the City of Half Moon Bay and Coastal Repertory Theatre volunteers to promote and encourage recycling at the world-famous festival, October 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Main Street.

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Pumpkin Festival Merchandise

Official Pumpkin Festival Merchandise

We're gearing up for the 50th anniversary festival and now you can too! Visit this page prior to the festival for a preview of our lineup of the latest and greatest official festival gear for men, women and kids: get your t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, baseball t-shirts, trucker hats, beer mugs, tote bags, backpacks and more. All merchandise will be available at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16, and may also be purchased in advance.

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50th Annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
Celebrating the Great & Almighty Gourd
October 15-16, 2022 – 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA