Great Pumpkin Run

Great Pumpkin Run

The 44th Annual Pumpkin Run by Senior Coastsiders

The Pumpkin Run by Senior Coastsiders has been a tradition in Half Moon Bay for many years and takes participants along the beautiful Coastal Trail overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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MOTC Artists

Made on the Coast Artists

Made On The Coast

Participating artists for 2022 will be announced closer to the festival.

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EveryBodyCanPaint Art Temple

ArtIsMobilUs / EveryBodyCanPaint Adds Collaborative Creativity to 50th Anniversary Festival

Bay Area artist Richard Art Felix is an internationally exhibited and collected mixed-media artist and public artist.

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Dancepark DJ Jam & Pacific Art Car

Dancepark DJ Jam & Pacific Art Car

Joining forces with the EveryBodyCanPaint ART TEMPLE is Dancepark, a collective of artists, scientists, engineers, and DJs who have a passion for sharing music and bringing a feel-good vibe wherever they go.

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Farmer Mike, Carving Expert

Farmer Mike: “The Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers”

In October of 1986, wearing a pair of orange overalls, “Farmer Mike” Valladao first stepped onto a stage at the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival with a knife in his hand.

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World's Biggest Pumpkin Sculpture

Half Moon Bay's Very Own Great Pumpkin

Artist Peter Hazel’s World’s Largest, Giant 5-Ton Mosaic Pumpkin Sculpture; Meet the Creator at the Pumpkin Festival

The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival features the biggest, heaviest pumpkin sculpture the world has ever seen. Even bigger than the whoppers that will win the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. It is a mosaic sculpture that measures 11 feet high, 12 feet long, and weighs 10,000 pounds. But, unlike other giant pumpkins, this one is made of steel, cement, and ceramic tile.

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Organic, Healthy & Green

Festival to Feature Organic, Healthy & Green Products

This year’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will feature the latest and greatest exhibits featuring Organic, Natural, Healthy and Eco-Friendly products.

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Pumpkin Festival Mascot

"Gourdy", the Playful Pumpkin Festival Mascot

He’s the undisputed festival fave … the Prince of Pumpkin Fest!

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Safeway, Proud Presenting Sponsor of the Pumpkin Festival Since 1990!


On the way to the Pumpkin Festival, stop by your local Safeway for fresh cut fruit, snacks for the road, sunscreen, and more. We've got everything you need so you can enjoy a fun-filled weekend of festivities!

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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