Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (44th annual), Half Moon Bay, California

When: Oct. 18-19, 2014; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What: The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically ginormous, heavyweight champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing entertainment, non-stop live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun (not a contest), “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, luscious varietals from Half Moon Bay Winery’s including their festival-label Red Table Wine, Mavericks Pumpkin Harvest Ale, and Pumpkin-ritas (margarita with a splash of pumpkin spice syrup).
Where: Main Street, between Miramontes and Spruce St, Half Moon Bay CA