HALF MOON BAY, CALIF. -- Half Moon Bay biggest and best known event of the year is also known throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Art & Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of pumpkins, music, community and art.
The event is held one weekend before
Halloween, and usually includes a big
pumpkin weigh off. In a recent contest a
1,535-pound Atlantic Giant pumpkin beat
out sixty heavyweight contenders from Washington, Oregon, Colorado to win the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay,
the self-proclaimed World Pumpkin
Capital. The Citrus Heights, Calif.
grower was the first Californian to win
the contest in 11 years.