Currently, there are several pumpkin farms to visit in the Half Moon Bay area including:
Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm, 850 North Cabrillo Highway (Highway One), Half Moon Bay, 650-726-4980, www.farmerjohnspumpkins.com
Lemos Farm, 12320 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half MoonBay, 650-726-2342, www.lemosfarm.com
Pastorino’s Farms, 12391 San Mateo Road Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, 650-726-6440
October 14th and 15th, 2017 is the annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival on Main Street with art, food and entertainment.
Here is a Farmers market to explore on the Coastside:
Coastside Farmers Market, Shoreline Station, 225 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm. Locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show
April 30, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway (Hwy. 1)
This event showcases more than 2,000 motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries including luxury cars, powerful sports cars, custom cars and street rods, muscle cars, vintage and modern era high-performance race cars, art and pedal cars and modified street machines. The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. For more information visit www.miramarevents.com.
There are several Christmas tree farms in Half Moon Bay including:
Santa’s Tree Farm, 78 Pilarcitos Creek Road, Half Moon Bay, CA, 650-726-2246, www.santstreefarm.com
Lemos Farm, 12320 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, CA, 650-726-2342, www.lemosfarm.com
Repetto’s nursery, 12331 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, CA, 650-726-6414, www.repettonurseryflorist.com
Four C’s Christmas Tree Farm, Highway 92 near La Nebbia Winery, Half Moon Bay, CA
The annual migration of the gray whale is currently underway, and Half Moon Bay is the perfect spot for witnessing the journey of these spectacular creatures. Beginning in early December through the end of March, approximately 15,000 gray whales swim south from the icy waters of the Arctic to mate and nurse their young in the warm, shallow lagoons along Magdalena Bay in Baja, California. For those who like to plan ahead, March through early April is a great time to spot humpback whales as they begin moving closer to shore.
Several local companies offer whale watching excursions:
•Huli Cat Sportfishing, (650) 726-2926, www.hulicat.com
•Half Moon Bay Sportfishing & Tackle, (650) 728-3377, www.hmbfishing.com
•Riptide Sportfishing, (888) 747-8433, www.riptide.net
Happy Thanksgiving! There are several restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals in the Half Moon Bay area. They are: Cetrella, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Mezzaluna, Moss Beach Distillery, Pasta Moon, and the Ritz-Carlton.
Fishing in Half Moon Bay
Everyday, boats haul in their fishing catch and visitors can purchase fresh fish directly from the local fisherman. To find out the day’s catch, call Pillar Point Harbor, (650) 726-8724, ext.3.
Several local companies offer deep-sea fishing and whale-watching excursions.
Half Moon Bay Sportfishing & Tackle, (650) 728-3377, www.hmbfishing.com
• Bait & Switch Sportfishing, 650-726-7133
• Huli Cat Sportfishing, (650) 726-2926 www.hulicat.com
• Riptide Sportfishing, (888) 747-8433, www.riptide.net
• Queen of Hearts, (510) 581-2628, www.fishingboat.com
The historic Lady Washington ship will be in Half Moon Bay at Pillar Point Harbor on November 10- 12, 2012.
The historic James Johnston House will be having its annual holiday boutique on November 3 & 4 and 10 & 11, 2012.