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World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay’s annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is coming up next month. It’s a fun event! The pumpkins get bigger every year -and so do the crowds. When we first started coming to the Pumpkin Weigh-Off years ago, it had more of a small-town feeling. Now it’s grown into quite an event, drawing hundreds of people, including the press, and featuring live entertainment.

The Pumpkin Weigh-Off is held every October at the I.D.E.S. Grounds on Main Street in downtown Half Moon Bay, usually the week before the annual world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (which takes place prior to Halloween). This year, the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off will be held on Monday, October 11, 2010(Columbus Day – a federal holiday) from 7am-11am.

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World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California

We’ve been going to the Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off for years now – it’s a lot of fun! The pumpkins get bigger every year – and so do the crowds. When we first started coming to the Pumpkin Weigh-Off, it had more of a small-town feeling. Now it’s grown into quite an event, drawing hundreds of people, including the press, and featuring live entertainment. Last year, Lacey Bryant (Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire) carved an amazing Giant Pumpkin.

World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Half Moon Bay, CA

Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon took Top Prize at last year’s Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. His winning pumpkin tipped the scales at an impressive 1,524 pounds — breaking the 2006 record by over 300 pounds!

This year’s event takes place on Monday, October 13th from 7:30-10:30am. Fun for kids… and big kids too!

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World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Can you believe the size of this pumpkin — and this wasn’t the biggest one there!

Want a FUN way to spend a Monday morning! Head over to Half Moon Bay to see the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.  Last year, a 1,223-pound Atlantic Giant took the Top Prize.

Fun for kids…and Big Kids to!

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