Half Moon Bay Fall Festivals & Events:
The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off—Oct. 8, 2018 7am to 11am
The gathering of titanic pumpkins try to capture the coveted title and share of $30,000 in prize money.
Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Sunday Oct. 14, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.
Natural Bridges SB in Santa Cruz welcomes the monarchs back.
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 13–14, 2018 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA
Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with rustic pumpkin patches, harvest-inspired arts and crafts, entertainment, contests, and activities. Admission is free.
Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast – Sept. and Oct. 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA – The coast transforms into a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…
MORE Half Moon Bay Halloween Celebrations – October 2018
Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with Halloween inspired festivals and events….
For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.
Top Fall Attractions:
Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast – October
The coast transforms to a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…
Fall is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!
Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino – Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.
Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May
Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385
Oceanic Society provides boat tours to view the gray whales as they swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds.
For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.
The Region’s Fall Advisories:
During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging – especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival
weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com
to learn about road conditions.
Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.
EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.