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Any time is the right time to come to Pillar Point RV Park and enjoy the beach.  September and October weather may be the best of the year with more cool sunny days and less fog..And, there are many exciting events that happen here in Half Moon Bay during the fall that you don't want to miss.   Here's a list of upcoming events to mark on your calendar.


First, there is a really great Farmer's Market every Saturday, 9am-1pm, May-D...

The Half Moon Bay Annual Pumpkin Festival kicks off  every year with the pumpkin weigh off. California farmers didn't have great luck this year because of the drought.  Instead, Steve Daletas, of  Pleasant Hill, Oregon, wins the Half Moon Bay giant pumpkin weigh-off with 1,969-pounder.  Steve wins about $11,800 but, it failed to break the record and get the grand priize of $30,000.  

Thanks to Aaron Kinney - Reporter for the San Mateo County ...

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
October 17–18, 2015 * 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

The fields around Half Moon Bay are turning orange! And you know what that means....
The Pumpkin Festival and
The Safeway Pumpkin Weigh Off!

The Weigh-Off
Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds
October 12, 2015 7am to 11am
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

The $30,000 prize money this year is believed to be the greatest, by fa...
It's the most wonderful time of the year...Fall!  

The temperatures are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors
and pumpkins are popping up EVERYWHERE!

Here in Half Moon Bay and Pillar Point RV Park, it's time again for the

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival!
October 18–19, 2014 – 9am to 5pm

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Pets are not allowed at the festival.

The best way to go to the festival, of course, is to stay at P...

August went out with a bang last night at Pillar Point RV Park.   It was a stunning beach day and ended with a particularly stunning night.   The air was calm and warm and a half moon shone brightly in the sky casting a spectacular glow on the still bay.  How appropriate! 

Half Moon Bay
Safeway Pumpkin Weigh-off


WINNER:   Gary Miller from Napa, California
1,985 pounds

(Gary Miller, from Napa, California, with his 1,985 pumpkin and three grandchildren, Anna, Katie and Ben Miller)

The drama was high this year when the world record setting pumpkin grower from last year, Tim Matheson, showed up with three huge pumpkins!  Could it be a new world record was going to be crowned right here in Half Moon Bay?

43rd Annual HALF MOON BAY
October 19-20, 2013
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

No matter where you go in Half Moon Bay, you will see fields and fields of pumpkins waiting for children and adults to come pick them up for Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations.   That also means it's time for the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off and the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival. 

Kicking off the week is the SAFEWAY WORLD ...<...>
What an incredible day it is today!

To some this holiday signifies the end of summer, but for Pillar Point RV Park,  Labor Day is just the beginning of the best weather season of the year!

It's this time of year, September, October, November,  when the air is warmer, the fog disappears and sun has made it's way around the horizon to create the some of the most spectacular sunsets.

Coming up in October are the Great Pumpkin Weigh Off on Oc...


The town of Half Moon Bay which boasts a population of approximately 13,000 turns into 350,000 over a two day period.   Considering there's only two ways in and out of Half Moon Bay, (Highway One and Highway 92, which are both single lane roads each way), it takes some savvy planning to navigate getting to the festival.

We are staying at Pillar Park RV Park.   It is only 3 miles north of Half ...
Breaking News!

The winner of the 2012
Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is...

Thad Starr of Pleasant Hills, Oregon
with a 1,775 pound monster pumpkin!

Prize Money: $10,650

Thad's pumpkin also set a new California state record!

Thad and his family...Wife Katrina, and kids Derrek and Danica.   Danica was the one who actually selected the exact seed that produced this winning pumpkin!

The winning pumpkin as it arrived a...
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