Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee Launches Pumpkin Power Project Support Fund



Positivity in Pumpkintown!

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival's Beautification Committee Launches
Pumpkin Power Project "PPP" Support Fund

Joseph W. Cotchett Makes Major $200k Donation and Additional $100k Matching Fund
To Replace Lost Funding To Non-Profits Due to 2020 Pumpkin Festival Cancellation


Yes Virginia, even in this year of the cruel COVID, unrelenting wildfires, and chaos on most every front, there are brightly shining points of light keeping hope alive, like our gracious and magnanimous friend Joseph W. Cotchett, one of the true pillars and lovers of our close-knit Half Moon Bay community, beaming magically over it all.

The Pumpkin Festival's Beautification Committee is humbled and honored beyond words that Mr. Cotchett has donated $200k to The Committee to launch the Pumpkin Power Project "PPP" Support Fund and has committed another $100k as a matching donation to others able and interested in making a tax deductible donation to the fund, 100% of which is going to provide and replace the lost funding to the Coastside community service organizations that rely on the fund-raising opportunity that has been provided by the Pumpkin Festival for 50 years but has been lost this year.

Donations can be made securely online on our Donate page or by sending a check to the HMB Beautification Commitee, PO Box 274, Half Moon Bay CA 94019. Donations are tax deductible — the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donors will receive a confirmation email for tax purposes.

"The Pumpkin Festival represents the very best of all the people who live on our coast -- from farmers to computer gurus,” said Mr. Cotchett. "The festival assists in giving back to all of the wonderful non-profits helping those in need. It is an honor and privilege to support all of the folks who work tirelessly on the festival every year."

We so miss seeing happy people enjoying our uniquely fabulous and feel-good festival and, more than anything, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support as we forge on with resilience and great optimism for 2021 and a brighter future!

Pumpkin Festival draws a huge crowd each year

weigh off pumpkin winners display 2017

Pumpkin Festival food court


happy girl with bubbles

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 16-17, 2021 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA