Quick Facts

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

What is the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival?

"Celebrate the Great & Almighty Gourd" at this year’s 50th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16 from 9am to 5pm along Main Street! Festival admission is free.

Join in the fabulously festive fun as the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay will be bursting out in orange to celebrate its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor – our top shelf festival lineup features:

When is the festival?

The free-admission festival will be held on October 15-16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Where is the festival?

The festival is held on historic Main Street between Mill and Spruce Streets in Half Moon Bay. Get directions.

Are pets allowed?

NO PETS, PLEASE. Pets are not allowed at the festival. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home. Large crowds, warm weather, food preparation and consumption make it a very stressful and dangerous environment for pets. Exception made for service dogs.

Can I take public transit?

Yes, ride SamTrans bus service to the festival – you’re dropped off just steps away! Get public transit details.

Where can I find car or bicycle parking?

If you're not taking public transit to the festival, here are details on where to park your bike.

There will be parking at the south end of Main Street at Metzgar, Half Moon Bay High School (Main St. just north of Hwy. 92), Our Lady of the Pillar Church and the Community Center/Shoreline Station complex, both located on Kelly Avenue just east of Highway 1. Many parking lots are operated by local non-profit groups who charge a nominal parking fee. There is also very limited free parking on several side streets.

There will be specially marked accessible parking on Purissima Street between Correas Street and Kelly Avenue.

Is the festival on social media?

Yes! You can follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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