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Half Moon Bay
Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off,
Art & Pumpkin Festival

Mark your calendars it's time again for the Half Moon Bay Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off and the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, October 8th

The world’s largest gathering of titanic pumpkins and their fanatical growers butt gourds in the 28th Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Monday, October 8th at 7:30 AM at the I.D.E.S. Grounds in Half Moon Bay.

Contenders have entered from California, Oregon, and Washington gunning for glory and hoping to capture the coveted title and a share of roughly $15,000 in prize money ... in a pay-by-the-pound system, the winner will receive $5 per pound for the champion pumpkin.

Defending the title is Kirk Mombert of Harrisburg, Oregon. Last year Kirk took top honors with a 940 lbs Atlantic Giant. This year he is competing with veteran challengers including seven past winners. The monster pumpkins will be forklifted onto a meticulously calibrated 5-ton capacity digital scale. Representatives from the San Mateo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office of Weights, Sealers, and Measures will officiate the weighing.

The winning pumpkin will ride the float in the Great Pumpkin Parade and will be displayed at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 13-14.

Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14th

Half Moon Bay, the self proclaimed, Pumpkin Capital of the World will host the 31st annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival October 13 - 14 on Main Street in Half Moon Bay. The Art & Pumpkin Festival heralds the coming of "All Hallows Eve" with a wickedly delicious lineup of rustic pumpkin patches, harvest-inspired crafts, home style foods, blockbuster entertainment, the Great Pumpkin Parade with Grand Marshal Orlando Cepeda, a Haunted House, titanic weigh-off champion pumpkins, world-class pumpkin carvers, and pie-eating, carving and costume contests. Admission is free. Presented by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee.

Weigh-Off info:

Monday, October 8, 2001 – 7:30 am
IDES Grounds on Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California

Art & Pumpkin Festival info:

October 13-14, 2001 – 10am-5pm
Main Street in Half Moon Bay, California

For more information about the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off or the Art & Pumpkin Festival call the festival info line: 650-726-9652

Haunted Bay will be posting pictures of the winners and the festival. Be sure to check back!








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