Friday, October 18, 2013

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival this weekend, October 19-20, 2013

Los Angeles Times/Travel/Anne Harnagel, 10/17/13.  "Half Moon Bay:  Treats, no tricks, at Pumpkin Fest."

The 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off was held in Half Moon Bay, Monday, Octo
40th Annual Safeway World Championship Weigh-off, 10/14/13
.... " On Saturday and Sunday it hosts its annual (now in its 43rd year) Art & Pumpkin Festival, featuring a display of Volkswagen-size champion pumpkins, the Great Pumpkin Parade (noon Saturday) with grand marshal J.T. Snow, a San Francisco Giant fan favorite; live music; a Haunted House; a new zip line; 5k and 10k Pumpkin Runs and more than 3,000 tons of pumpkins waiting to be picked from patches around town.

....  Half Moon Bay showcases its creative side with the "Made on the Coast" Locals Block, featuring the creative works of area painters, photographers, potters and jewelry makers, among others. New to "Made on the Coast" on Sunday is a book and authors booth.

The festival is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.  For more information, call (650) 726-9652 or go to"     Read more.

Related -  CBS 5 Local SF Bay Area News, 10/14/13.  "Napa man's 1,985-pound pumpkin sets record at Half Moon Bay weigh-off."  " – A Napa man who grew a record-breaking 1,985-pound pumpkin won the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay Monday morning.  Gary Miller’s winning gourd has garnered him a prize of $11,910, or $6 per pound. His pumpkin is the heaviest the 40-year-old contest has ever seen, contest spokesman Tim Beeman said. Safeway had offered a bonus of $30,000 if a pumpkin broke the world record of 2,009 pounds, but Miller’s pumpkin came up short of that." 

Note:  photograph by Stephen McLaren from the San Francisco Chroinicle, 10/14/13. The above photograph is number 21 of 36 slides and text.
Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want that hat.