Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Music Stages + Schedule

Music Stages + Schedule

Made On The Coast Musicians

Made On The Coast Musicians

Family Stage + Schedule

Family Stage + Schedule

Comcast Take 5 Lounge

Comcast Take 5 Lounge

Pie Eating Contests

Pie Eating Contests

Costume Contest

Costume Contest

Haunted Circus

Haunted Circus

Giant Pumpkin Photos

Giant Pumpkin Photos

Festival Tips

Festival Tips

Schedule of Events

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

2019 Schedule of Events

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Music Stages + Schedule

The Best Bay Area Bands Will Blow the Barn Doors at Half Moon Bay’s Pumpkinpalooza

The Megatones, James Nash and The Nomads, Robby James and The Streets of Bakersfield, and Journey Revisited Headline Smashingly Awesome Music Lineup

It’s that special time of year when throngs of pumpkin fans gather in Half Moon Bay to dance and frolic in the ultimate mecca of gourd greatness. In keeping with the festival’s big reputation, four stages of sensational entertainment for all ages will transform Half Moon Bay into the Bay’s entertainment hotspot for a weekend during the city’s monster Pumpkinpalooza—the Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20. The Bay Area’s most popular bands are lined up to make this the best pumpkin fest yet with their crowd-pleasing country, rock, reggae, dance hits, jazz favorites and more. (Complete schedule below.)

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Made On The Coast Musicians

Sensational Lineup Announced for the “Made on the Coast” Music Stage Presented by Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Patrick MaierPatrick Maier

The Keller Sisters
The Keller Sisters

Jim Moore
Jim Moore

Blue
Blue

The “Made on the Coast” (MOTC) Artists' Group, a subcommittee of the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee, presents its lineup of musicians for the "Made on the Coast Music Stage", part of Locals' Block at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

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Family Stage + Schedule

Amazing Circus Stunts, Award-Winning Children’s Performer, and CTC Talent Show Headline the Safeway Family Stage

Bob At Large
Bob At Large



Mark Malec
Mark Malec

A popular and signature attraction at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, the Safeway Family Stage will showcase an all-star lineup of performing artists at this year’s festival, October 19-20.

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Comcast Take 5 Lounge

Kick Back, Watch NFL and NCAA Football and MLB Playoffs LIVE!

In The “Comcast Take 5 Lounge”

It has become a festival staple so football and baseball fans will be pumped to learn the Comcast Take 5 Lounge is returning to this year’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20 from 9 am to 5 pm on historic Main Street.

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Pie Eating Contests

Audience Participation Drives the Pie Eating Contests

pumpkin pie contest
“To me, the pie eating contest embodies the essence of Pumpkin Festival,” said Wilbur Collins, the spiritual and emotional leader of the contest organizing team for many years.
pie eating contestant closeup

There is plenty to see and do at Half Moon Bay’s world-famous Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20, but nothing gets you up close and personal to the Great Gourd as the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. The pie eating contests take place in the Bank of America Family Fun Zone, located in the Bank of America parking lot, 620 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.

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Costume Contest

Calling All Ghosts, Goblins and Spooks for Pumpkin Festival Costume Contest

costume contest
costume contest

Everyone from tiny tots to ghoulish grandmas and grandpas will get a chance to show of their best Halloween attire at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Costume Contest. The contest will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, at the Cunha Intermediate School parking lot located at Correas and Church Streets.

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Haunted Circus

Coastside Young Actors Workshop Presents: Mr. Magnifico’s Haunted Circus!

“Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of ALL Ages, please direct your attention to the center ring for The Most SPOOKTACULAR SHOW ON EARTH!”
-Mr. Magnifico

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Giant Pumpkin Photos

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?

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Pumpkin Patches

Half Moon Bay: A Plethora of Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patches

pumpkin patch

It doesn’t get any better than autumn splendor on the Half Moon Bay Coast with picturesque seaside farm country blooming in all its glory.

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Festival Tips

Pumpkin Festival Tips

Directions, Parking, Street Closures

Huge crowds are expected to make the trek to Half Moon Bay on October 19-2 0for the 49th Annual Art & Pumpkin Festival. 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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Free Mobile App

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Goes Mobile With Free App!

iPhone view of free Pumpkin Festival mobile appWe’re going mobile!

Download the free Pumpkin Festival mobile app developed by Half Moon Bay’s Phondini Partners which includes an iPad-specific version and a “Find Parking” feature!

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Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 19-20, 2019 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA