Victoria George and The High Lonesome, Featprints, Terrie Odabi Ensemble, Robby James and the Streets of Bakersfield, Haulin' Oats, and Samba Dá 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.)
Sensational Lineup Announced for the “Made on the Coast” Music Stage Presented by Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
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.
Amazing Circus Stunts, Award-Winning Children’s Performer, and CTC Talent Show Headline the Safeway Family Stage
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.
In The “Xfinity Take 5 Lounge”
It has become a festival staple so football and baseball fans will be pumped to learn the Xfinity 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
We’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!