Category Archives: Halloween in Half Moon Bay

“Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off” – A Prestigious Half Moon Bay Event

The most awaited event this year is fast approaching. Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is a famous and prestigious event in Half Moon Bay during October of the year. This year’s event is happening on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California. Champions will be awarded a special $30,000 mega prize. Wow! Isn’t that amazing?

To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. The current world record pumpkin is 2,323 pounds set on October 12, 2014 by Swiss grower Beni Meier at a weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Germany. To view the official rules for Half Moon Bay’s Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, visit this link. The grand champion mega-gourd, along with the top five weigh-off pumpkins, will be displayed at the Pumpkin Festival, October 17-18. Mark your calendar and bring your whole family to witness this grand event in Half Moon Bay. Festival goers can get their photo taken alongside the grand champion gourd.

For a glimpse of last year’s event, watch the video below.



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For the complete details of the 42nd Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off event, visit

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Top Halloween Spots and Festivals in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay coastal town produces more than three tons of pumpkins every year by local growers that’s why no wonder that this town is known as the pumpkin capital of the world. With this, it is the best town to spend the Halloween with your friends and loved ones. There are places in the town which are perfect for Halloween adventures and fun. Listed below are the top spots for Halloween season.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates the Great Gourd during mid-October every year. The event is celebrated from 9am to 5pm each day at Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Festival highlights are harvest-inspired crafts, fabulous home style food, delectably delicious drink, design and poster contest and a lot more. Halloween activities and entertainment are being catered in this festival.

One of these is the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Costume Contest where the participants can wear their favorite Halloween attire. The contest is divided into five age categories where majority are kids. Definitely this is a fun-filled contest for the kids who would love to join this exciting festival activity. For more information and activity details, feel free to visit their website –

Haunted-Barn-2013-band-of-piratesFor the event details visit HMB Art and Pumpkin Festival site

Lemos Farm

This long-established farm is one of the greatest places to take young children during Halloween season. Lemos Farm is situated in the heart of Half Moon Bay, California. Activities include train & pony rides, hay ride, petting zoo, air jumper and haunted house. During Halloween Season they turn their Choo-choo train into spooky Ghost Train and a Scare Zone. Special Haunted House is also being created during this season. Pumpkin activities is also one of the Halloween treat you can offer to your kids.

Halloween-Decorationsvia Lemos Far

Pastorino Farm

Pastorino Farm is located in San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. It also a pumpkin farm that offers Halloween activities for children. They also offer a haunted house and face painting activity. It is open from 9:30 am to 5:30pm. Attractions in October are hay ride, train rides, jump house, giant slide, pony ride and petting zoo. This is also a great place to enjoy Halloween season with your kids.

postcardvia Pastorino Farm website

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm is another huge and old pumpkin farm in Half Moon Bay. Haunted barn is being opened during Halloween season that kids would love. There are also other attractions like petting zoo, train ride.

oPhoto was originally published in Yelp