Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival 2010 celebration

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The 40th Annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival 2010, is set for October 16-17 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and it will be held on Main Street between Miramontes and Monte Vista Streets in Half Moon Bay. As usual, this year the Half Moon Bay pumpkin fest will feature parades, carving contests, a haunted house for the kids, live music and food, and many more. It will all create a magnificent atmosphere of fun. One of the best things of this festival is that Admission is free.

half moon bay pumpkin festival 2010

The non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee presents this festival. In a number of devilish activities, festival goers can participate and help to raise money to support community programs. A broad range of arts and crafts, top-notch entertainment, and holiday activities like the bone chilling haunted house and harvest-inspired contests that range from pie eating to costume to pumpkin carving will be enjoyed by Festival goers.

Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake rolls, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin churros and chicken pumpkin sausages are included in food items. Hamburgers, grilled corn on the cob, garlic fries, corn dogs, and Brussels sprouts in a zesty marinara sauce are included in Non-pumpkin items.

On Saturday noon on Main Street, there will be great Pumpkin Parade that features marching bands, classic cars, floats, and a variety of costumed ghouls, gargoyles, ghosts, etc.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival 2010 celebration

In the gorgeous autumnal atmosphere of the San Mateo coast, more than 250 artists and craftspeople from throughout the West will present their creations. There is nothing more thrilling than buying an original work directly from its creator for lovers of arts and crafts.

This world-famous festival includes thousands of handcrafted items in booths covering quite a few city blocks. It will draw incredible crowds of Bay Area folks eager to fight the awful traffic just to see the giant pumpkins parade down Main Street. On two stages the festival features live music, festival food (like roasted garlic Brussels sprouts) and abundance of other activities. Go there early to get pleasure from the Pancake Breakfast. With a 1,000+ pound pumpkin get your photo taken and send it to your mom. Or grab the Costume and Pie-Eating contests and the Pumpkin Run.

The parking facility is available at the south end of Main Street near Highway, Half Moon Bay High School (Main St. just north of Hwy. 92), and at the Community Center/Shoreline Station complex, situated just north of Kelly Avenue on Highway 1. Also there is limited free parking on numerous side streets. For illegal parking, Police will be citing so examine signs carefully. Local non-profit groups that charge a nominal parking fee operate many of these parking areas. Particularly there will be marked handicapped parking on Purissima St. between Correas St. and Kelly Avenue. For both days of the festival, the best alternate route is to take Highway 1. Please note that pets are not allowed.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival 2010 celebration

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival 2010 Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • 9:00 a.m. – Festival opens
  • 10:00 a.m. – Costume Contest, HMB Library Parking Lot, 620 Correas St.
  • 12:00 p.m. – Great Pumpkin Parade
  • 2:00 p.m. – Pie-eating contests
  • 5:00 p.m. – Fest closes

Sunday, Oct. 17

  • 7:00 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
  • 8:00 a.m. – Road race and walk
  • 9:00 a.m. – Festival Opens
  • 10:00 a.m. – Carving contest
  • 2:00 p.m. – Pie Eating Contest, Family Fun Zone (age 11 and under)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Pie Eating Contest, Family Fun Zone (age 12 and over)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Festival Closes

Admission: free
Haunted Barn: $5.00

On Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce Streets,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.

Saturday & Sunday, October 16-17, 2010
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cheap Tip: If you’re claustrophobic, then get off Main Street while you can go at least 30 minutes before the parade starts at noon.

For further up-to-date information, call at 650-726-9652.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival 2009 video from youtube:

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