Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival 2014

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By Aurora Sanchez

Event Details

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Daily at 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM from October 18, 2014 until October 19, 2014

Location: On Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce Streets in Half Moon Bay, CA

Link: http://pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com/

Event Description

The tunnel is open, the sky is clear, people are smiling, autumn in HERE! Yes, indeed, our highly-anticipated autumn season is truly here and on the picturesque coast around the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay is stunningly spectacular. The dazzling journey is its own reward ... the tunnel through Devils Slide is a sight to behold plus the breath-taking views of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches. It's the perfect time of year and the perfect place to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season and Half Moon Bay does it like nobody else. The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season's big event, drawing hordes of visitors to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for a fun-filled festival on historic Main Street. This year's 44th annual festival will be held on October 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Massive, mind-boggling, Volkswagen-sized weigh-off champion pumpkins on display, the mesmerizing and remarkably talented "Picasso of pumpkin carvers" sculpting and shaping a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, harvest-inspired crafts by America's top artists, the return of "Made on the Coast", a dedicated Locals' Artists Block on Sunday, which this year debuts a music stage and book selling booth featuring local musicians and authors, the richest/creamiest/tastiest pumpkin pie on the planet, three stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone's favorite home-spun parade parade with six-time Gold Glove winner and all-time San Francisco Giants fan favorite J.T. Snow as Grand Marshal, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, the debut of our awesome new zip-line, enchanting events and contests for the whole family, the never-ending search for the Great Pumpkin, and a bumper crop of 3,000+ tons of the beloved orange orb waiting to be picked from one of the many rustic pumpkin patches around town are among the featured, not-to-be forgotten attractions. It's the real thing ... our nation's authentic "fall classic".
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