It's a long weekend for many on the Coast who are off from school on Monday, so make plans to attend the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off to kick-off the Art & Pumpkin Festival. See details below.
Friday, Oct. 11
Lots of large items of furniture donated that needs to go like a beautiful queen size brass headboard and footboard, a new dinette set with four chairs, a vintage headboard, armoire, chest of drawers, gate-leg table, mahogany drop leaf lamp tables, and more. Funds generated benefit the construction of the Pacifica Museum and Event Center and restoration of the Little Brown Church in Pacifica.
Presented by SAL (Sheriffs Activity League) and The Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside. Bring blankets and chairs and dress warm. At Cunha Intermdediate School on the outdoor grass field next to the snack shack.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Laugh your guts out. Blue Blanket Improv brings its live, family friendly entertainment, comedy improv to the Coast. At 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 526 Main Street, Half Moon Bay.
Friday, Oct. 11-Monday, Oct. 14
Half Moon Bay Art Glass will transform the grounds of La Nebbia Winery into a glistening glass pumpkin patch featuring the work of artist and glass blower Douglass C. Brown. This artistic installation will feature over 1,000 one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins available for purchase, each one personally handcrafted by Brown, who works year round to create this spectacular display.
In addition to browsing this amazing pumpkin patch, visitors will be able to enjoy a range of other activities over the weekend and there will be 50 free gifts given away each day. La Nebbia Winery will be open for guests to partake in wine tasting and to purchase bottles of wine. Bocce ball courts will offer fun for everyone, and Brown will provide hot glass demonstrations for visitors to get a firsthand look at how the pumpkins are created.
Monday, Oct. 14
Who will break the world record of a 2,009-pound pumpkin when growers with their huge pumpkins descend upon Half Moon Bay for the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off to kick-off the Art & Pumpkin Festival Oct. 19-20? The official weighing takes place from 7 to 11 a.m. on the I.D.E.S. Grounds, 735 Main Street in Half Moon Bay where forklifts and harnesses will be used to place the monster gourds on a 5-ton capacity digital scale under the watchful eye of officials from the San Mateo County Agricultural Commissioner's Office of Weights, Sealers, and Measures.