Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival | Weekend Events

With fall upon us in full force, we’re making the most of every minute of festive fun. Looking for something to do this weekend? Topping the list of Bay Area happenings is the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (Saturday, Sunday) & Great Pumpkin Parade (Saturday). The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and feel-good autumn splendor with gigantically enormous heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, everyone’s fave Great Pumpkin Parade, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, and artisanal cocktails.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival | More (HERE)

  • Sat-Sun | Oct 19-20 | 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Witness the humongous, mind-bending, Volkswagen-sized weigh-off champion pumpkin on display, plus, stare in awe at the mesmerizing and remarkably talented “Picasso of pumpkin carvers” sculpt and shape monster pumpkins into one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
  • The Great Pumpkin Parade is Saturday, October 19th at Noon
  • The organizers say the event is rain or shine – but always best to check their site just in case.

half moon bay pumpkin festival

Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | More (HERE)

  • Haunted House of Moss Beach | Fri | Oct 18 | 7:30pm – 11:00pm
  • Haunting your souls for over two decades, the is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | More (HERE)

  • San Jose | Sat | Oct 19 | All Day
  • Come enjoy this year’s special 10th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival filled with live music, food, local artists, lowrider altars, over 100 vendors, and even Lucha Libre wrestling. Día San José is steeped in tradition, culture and featuring an amazing display of San José’s long history with its Mexican past, and has grown in attendance to over 4,000 attendees and continues to prosper.

Dia de los Muertos, San Jose

Walnut Creek October Fest More (HERE)

  • Sat | Oct 19 | 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • This admission-free, day-long, family-friendly event recreates the beloved German fall celebration. Oktoberfest will include live entertainment, music, dancing, arts & crafts, Bier Garden with dozens of craft beers, wine, international music, Kinder Platz Kids Zone, gourmet food booths and over 40 vendors.

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Having managed nearly 500 employees as a Nordstrom store manager, Suzanne’s background in leadership, problem-solving & customer service provides for a very unique skill set in addressing the challenges often faced during a modern real estate transaction.  Suzanne strives to reflect the Nordstrom customer service pledge within her real estate practice.

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