The harvest season is here! Toast the changing of the leaves and the coming of the beautiful fall weather along the California coast. The 46th Annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin & Art Festival is a celebration filled with live entertainment, giant pumpkins, and homestyle food and drink. Mark your calendar for October 15 and 16 to experience this cherished local tradition.
More than 250 talented artists will be on hand to show off their handmade crafts. Browse the booths and find the perfect festival souvenir to bring home. From jewelry and fashion to photography and glassware, the selection is impressive as the quality. Check out the packed schedule of activities that includes a Costume Contest, Pie Eating Contest, and Grand Pumpkin Parade. Bring the kids and visit the Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Barn for hours of family fun. Of course, Northern California is famous for its food and wine, and the festival doesn't disappoint! Grab a glass of wine at the Half Moon Winery, and if you're a beer lover, don't leave without sipping a pint of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company's Pumpkin Harvest Ale. You can't miss it, but make sure you see the World's Largest Pumpkin Sculpture on your way out.
Half Moon Bay is a spectacular town perched on dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This charming California destination makes a lovely day trip from Silicon Valley. Located about 30 minutes away, Half Moon Bay is easy to reach from our boutique hotel in Mountain View.