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 8, 2007
Festivities kick off with the West Coast's most prestigious gathering of titanic pumpkins and their fanatical growers
in the 34th Annual World
Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Monday, October 8th, 7:30 AM at the
I.D.E.S. Grounds on Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
Joel Holland will be defending his three year winning streak against
competitors from California, Oregon, and Washington who will all be
trying to capture their share of $20,000 in prize money. This year, the
prize for the largest pumpkin has been raised from $5 to $6 per pound.
With the largest pumpkins weighing in at well over 1,000 lbs for the
last 6 years, and over 1,200 lbs for the past 3 years, this is a
The monster pumpkins will be forklifted onto a meticulously calibrated 5-ton capacity digital scale.
Representatives from the San Mateo County Agricultural Commissionerís
Office of Weights, Sealers, and Measures will officiate the weighing.
The public will vote for the Most Beautiful Pumpkin, which in turn
will receive a special $500 prize.
winning pumpkin will ride a float in the Great Pumpkin Parade and will
be on display along with four runner-ups at
the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 13-14, 2007.
Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14, 2007
Half Moon Bay, the self proclaimed, Pumpkin Capital of the World, will
host the 37th annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival October 13-14, 2007, 9
am-5 pm, on Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
Half Moon Bay celebrates the fall and harvest season with a display of
heavy-weight champion pumpkins, a Great Pumpkin Parade, three stages of
entertainment and live music, and craft booths that line Main Street. In
addition, you'll find a haunted house, good eats and drinks, pumpkin
carving demonstrations, and more. Don't forget to try your hand in the
pie-eating, pumpkin carving or costume contests! Admission is free.
For more information about the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off or the
& Pumpkin Festival visit their websites or call the info-line at