America’s Top Artists And Craftmakers Set Up Shop On Main Street At Half Moon Bay’s World-Famous Art & Pumpkin Festival
Super cute pumpkin beanies and hats, gorgeous hand-blown glass pumpkins, one-of-a-kind jewelry, leather sandals and belts, handmade quilts, seasonal wreaths, holiday-themed placemats and napkins, panoramic photographs, whimsical sculptures, handpainted clothing, colorful ceramic vessels, contemporary pop art, Halloween-themed garden art, handcarved woodwork and unusual sculptures made from recycled material –– you’ll find all of this incredible variety and lots more at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Main Street. Enjoy an idyllic autumn weekend browsing and strolling among colorful, well-stocked booths and meet 250 of America’s top artists and craftmakers showcasing their latest work in glass, ceramics, metals, fiber, leather, wood, jewelry, and fine art at this nationally renowned festival. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on one-of-a-kind gifts.
The "Made on the Coast" (MotC) Artists' Group, a subcommittee of the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee (HMBBC), presents its artists for the 6th Annual "Made on the Coast" Locals' Block at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Building on the success the last four years, MotC is again offering a "Locals' Block," which will be located on Main Street, between Mill and Kelly, and will welcome visitors from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday only, October 14th, 2018. Our artists' block occupies a section of Main Street that hosts the yearly costume parade on Saturday, allowing our artists and musicians to make use of the block and pop up on Sunday morning.
SF Giants Ballplayer, Fan Favorite, Inspirational Leader and Halloween Costume Buff Hunter Pence Named Pumpkin Festival Parade Grand Marshal
Hunter and Alexis Pence
Will he or won’t he come in costume? Two-time World Series champion, three-time All-Star, Willie Mac award winner and San Francisco Giants all-time, all-out inspirational leader and fan favorite (and Halloween costume buff) Hunter Pence will serve as honorary Grand Marshal of the world-famous Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Parade, Saturday, October 13 at 12 noon.
Artist Peter Hazel’s World’s Largest, Giant 5-Ton Mosaic Pumpkin Sculpture
Meet the Creator at the Pumpkin Festival
This year’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (October 13-14) will feature 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.
This year’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will feature the latest and greatest exhibits featuring Organic, Natural, Healthy and Eco-Friendly products.
He’s the undisputed festival fave … the Prince of Pumpkin Fest!
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.
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!
While at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival be sure to stop by our Food Truck to receive a FREE sample of our locally grown chicken.
AARP will bring its Block Party to the 2018 Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14 on Main Street in Half Moon Bay. We’ll have fun activities and giveaways for all attendees. We’ll also have a special meet and greet on Sunday with AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin . Let us surprise you with our unique experience that is sure to please everyone from 8 to 80. Join us for one of Autumn’s best festivals!
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