Arts & Entertainment - October 12, 2011

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival this weekend

The 41st Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, on the town's Main Street. Admission is free.

Festivities include a parade, three stages of entertainment, harvest-inspired crafts, pumpkin carvers, and a haunted house. Coastal favorite foods, such as artichoke hearts, calamari, and linguisa sausage, will be featured, along with traditional festival foods.

Pumpkin will take center stage with pumpkin pie, bread, cheesecake, cookies, ice cream, and smoothies for sale.

The World Championship Pumpkin, along with the top five weigh-off pumpkins, will be on display. Last year's winner weighed in at 1,535 pounds.


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