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HMB WEEKEND: Pumpkin Festival Parade, Pie-Eating Contest, Costume Contest

What's going on at the festival this Saturday and Sunday, along with other events starting today. A full preview of this weekend's festival will be posted today, so check back soon.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

*Harbor Village Halloween and Pumpkin Patch

Daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Harbor Village in front of Crab Landing and

270 Capistrano Rd

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Pumpkins, family events, fundraisers, and much much more going on at Harbor Village Mall located in Princeton by the sea off of Capistrano Road. We'll sell pumpkins 7 days a week and have festive weekends that include Jumpers for Kids, face painting, kite flying, costume contests, coloring, food, sales, specials by the merchants, music, and much more. Also, look for updates on pie eating competitions and pumpkin carving competitions. For more information, call 650-722-0840.

(Description written by organizer).


*”Eat for a Seat” Fundraiser for Coastal Repertory Theatre

Daily from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31

, the Coastside’s popular live local theatre program, is running an “Eat for a Seat” event designed to raise money to renovate the theater's seating area.  Customers who dine at participating restaurants from September 15 through October 31 will be encouraged to donate to the cause. Restaurants will match guest donations up to a maximum of $1,000 each.

Participating restaurants include:

Café Gibraltar

(Description written by organizer).


*Geoff Allan and Ed Dee

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


315 Main Street #C

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Enjoy an authentic Italian meal while listening to Geoff Allan and Ed Dee.


*Mitch Woods (rockin’ boogie)

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 7 to 10 p.m.

390 Capistrano Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Enjoy a tasty meal and have a beer while listening to rockin’ boogie this Friday. For more information call 650-728-2739.


*Play: To Kill A Mockingbird

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Tickets: $15 to $20

1167 Main St.

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The award-winning Coastal Repertory Theatre unveils a classic, compelling production of the quintessential coming-of-age story “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

(Description written by organizer).


*Steve Holden and Special Guest DJ

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 9 p.m. 21+

460 Capistrano Rd.

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Start Pumpkin Fest weekend this Friday night with Top 40, house, dubstep and more. For more information call 650-728-7096. 


Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

*Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Main Street

Downtown Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing entertainment, live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, festival-label wine and Mavericks Pumpkin Harvest Ale. Admission is free.

, along with the 2nd to 5th place pumpkins will be displayed at the Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16.

Live Music and Entertainment on three stages … the sensational lineup includes everything from contemporary country, Latin rock, salsa, blues, folk, classic and Celtic rock music by some of the Bay Area’s biggest name bands. The Family Stage features talented young performers from Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” and the debut of “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, featuring the musical genius of talented, up-and-coming rock bands.

Food & Drink ... pumpkin-infused treats like pumpkin pie, pancakes, ice cream, smoothies, cheesecake, sausage, churros, cookies and bread, along with hearty stews of artichokes and Brussels sprouts, tamales, macaroni and cheese with pumpkin seeds, corn-on the-cob, roasted turkey legs, hot beef sandwiches, baked potatoes, fried calamari, clam chowder, Half Moon Bay Winery’s festival-label wine and Half Moon Bay Brewing Company’s Mavericks Pumpkin Harvest Ale made with locally-grown pumpkins that are roasted with a secret blend of spices.

Special Attractions ... a special display of weigh-off champion pumpkins, Farmer Mike aka “the Picasso of pumpkin carvers” turning a 1,200+ pound gourd into a masterpiece, take-home keepsake photos with the weigh-off champion pumpkin, and the bone-chilling Haunted House.

Events and Contests ... Pancake Breakfast (both days, 7 a.m.), Costume Contest (Saturday, 10 a.m.), The Great Pumpkin Parade (Saturday, 12 noon), Pie-Eating Contests (Saturday and Sunday, 2 PM), “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands” (Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.), 5 & 10k Pumpkin Run (Sunday, 8 a.m.), Pumpkin Carving for fun/no judging (Sunday, 10 a.m.).

(Description written by organizer).



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Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shoreline Station

225 Cabrillo Highway

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The Farmer’s Market offers an abundance of locally grown and/or produced vegetables, fruits, organic products, gourmet cheese, herbs, seafood, organic coffee, desserts and wines directly from the people who produce them. For more info call Erin Tormey, Market Manager, 650-726-4802.

(Description written by organizer). 


*Libros y Bebes Storytime at the Half Moon Bay Library

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 9:30 a.m. 

 
620 Correas St.

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Bring your children to the Half Moon Bay Library for a morning of songs and stories in Spanish. For more information, call 650-726-2316.


*Terry Disley Plays Jazz Piano

Weekly on Saturdays and Thursdays, 5 to 9 p.m., Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.

131 Mirada Rd

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Come enjoy a meal at Miramar Beach Restaurant on a Thursday or Saturday, accompanied by Terry Disley’s jazz piano and an amazing ocean view. For more information, call 650-726-9053.


*Cypress Jazz Trio

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


315 Main Street #C

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Cypress Jazz returns to the Music Box, with jazz standards, bebop, blues, and bossa. Bay Area veteran musicians Ruben Salcido (sax/flute), Russ Haines (guitar), Dave Schorr (bass) and Joss Cano (percussion) put their spin on the music, and even take requests (on occasion). Their enthusiasm for the music come through clearly in their playing, and we are sure you will enjoy listening!

(Description written by organizer).


*Robin Campbell (sultry rock)

Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 to 10 p.m.

390 Capistrano Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Enjoy a tasty meal and have a beer while listening the Robin Campbell this Saturday. For more information, call 650-728-2739.

 

*Play: To Kill A Mockingbird

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Tickets: $15 to $20

1167 Main St

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The award-winning Coastal Repertory Theatre unveils a classic, compelling production of the quintessential coming-of-age story “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

(Description written by organizer).


*Battle Houch with Flint Heart and Special Guest

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 9 p.m. 21+, $10

460 Capistrano Rd.

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Have a beer and enjoy listening to Battle Houch this Saturday. For more information call 650-728-7096. 



Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

*Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

See Saturday listing for scheduled events.


*Terry Disley Plays Jazz Piano

Weekly on Saturdays and Thursdays, 5 to 9 p.m., Sundays noon to 4 p.m.

131 Mirada Rd

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Come enjoy a meal at Miramar Beach Restaurant on a Thursday or Saturday, accompanied by Terry Disley’s jazz piano and an amazing ocean view. For more information, call 650-726-9053.


 *Play: To Kill A Mockingbird

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Tickets: $15 to $20

1167 Main St

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The award-winning Coastal Repertory Theatre unveils a classic, compelling production of the quintessential coming-of-age story “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

(Description written by organizer).


* Andy Santana Cruz (harmonic blues)

Sunday, Oct. 16, 4 to 8 p.m.

390 Capistrano Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Enjoy a tasty meal and have a beer while listening to harmonic blues this Sunday. For more information call 650-728-2739.


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