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Quick Facts

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

What is the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival?

"Celebrate the Great & Almighty Gourd" at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival! 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 19-20, 2024 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 there a quiet area for diaper changing, nursing and resting with young ones?

Yes! Visit the Rest Your Weary Soles Diaper Changing and Rest Station.

Rest Your Weary Soles diaper changing, nursing and rest area for young onesThe Community United Methodist Church nursery is available for caregivers of babies and young children who need a clean, quiet place to care for their little ones during the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 14-15 from 9am to 5pm.

They offer changing tables for diapering and rocking chairs for nursing and are located at 777 Miramontes Avenue in downtown Half Moon Bay (at the corner of Johnston and Miramontes), just a short block away from the heart of the bustling festival.

Is the festival on social media?

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

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
Celebrating the Great & Almighty Gourd
October 19-20, 2024 – 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA