Miramar Events 2019 Annual Calendar of Indian Summer and Fall Festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area
HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA (August 8, 2019) –– Summer may be winding down, but festival season in the San Francisco Bay Area is just starting to hit its stride with many of the most popular events still to come. Miramar Events, producer of several popular, large-scale festivals, events and celebrations in the Bay Area, announced its 2019 calendar of Indian summer and fall festivals. For information and photos (many photos are attached below), visit http://www.miramarevents.com/
MIRAMAR EVENTS 2019 ANNUAL CALENDAR OF INDIAN SUMMER AND FALL FESTIVALS
IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
MILLBRAE ART & WINE FESTIVAL, “LAST BLAST OF SUMMER" (49th annual), Millbrae, California
When:: Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What: Let the good times roll! The festive spirit and flavor of the Big Easy is coming to the Bay Area! The Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, "The Last Blast of Summer", is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event with huge crowds transforming the city into a fantastically fun Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, Art Explosion – a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, fabulous food and drink with premium wine, refreshing sangria, tasty seasonal craft beer, fresh-fruit margaritas, Bloody Mary’s and Summer Breeze Mules – the signature craft cocktail, Hops Haven microbrew tent, the Classically Cool Car Show, Cornhole game area, Stay Cool Misting Tent, plus Savory City artisan specialty food purveyors, tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line soaring over Broadway, wild and wacky waterballerz, exciting thrill rides, 100-foot Super Slide, bungee jumping, and an abundance of amazing amusements for kids in Playland, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays. Admission is free.
Where: Broadway Avenue between Victoria and Meadow Glen, Millbrae CA
Info-Line: 650-697-7324/Web: www.miramarevents.com
MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL, "A FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER"(48th annual), Mountain View, California
When: Sept. 7-8, 2019; Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What: The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is a festival like no other. An authentic and moveable feast for the senses. The cool, vibrant, multicultural Castro Street vibe. Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art, Music & Food Festival is a spectacularly fun celebration of life featuring 500 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV, fabulous food and drink with premium wines, seasonal craft beer, refreshing sangria, mimosas, Bellinis, fresh-fruit margaritas, classic Bloody Mary’s and Summer Breeze Mules – the signature craft cocktail, artisan specialty food purveyors, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the Mountain View’s Got Talent Community Stage, Super Duper Kids’ Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24’ rock climbing wall, monster inflatables, super cool henna art, glitter tattoos, face painting, an organic and green products showcase, Stay Cool Misting Tent, Cornhole tossing game area, health and wellness displays and home and garden exhibits. Festival admission is free.
Where: Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Ave, Mountain View CA
Info-Line: 650-968-8378/Web: www.miramarevents.com
SAFEWAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF, “WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF GARGANTUAN GOURDS” (46TH ANNUAL), HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA
When: Oct. 14, 2019; 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
What: No weigh. Weigh!!! Bring it on burly, beefy, behemoths! The excitement is building in Pumpkintown as the World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their titanic, mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record on Monday, October 14 at the 46th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off –– the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs” –– in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California. Organizers are offering a top prize of $7 per pound and $30,000 in total prize money for a new world record pumpkin entered at Half Moon Bay (the current world record is 2,624-pounds set in 2016) plus beefed up overall prize money going top the Top 20. A host of accomplished, grizzled veteran growers will contend for the coveted title, the $30,000 world record prize and thousands of dollars in additional prize money. In a pay-by-the-pound system, the winner is guaranteed a hefty $7 per pound for the champion mega-gourd plus a starring role in the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 19-20 (including a free weekend at the posh, pumpkin-centric Ritz-Carlton on the stunningly beautiful Half Moon Bay coast). Defending Half Moon Bay champion Steve Daletas took home the top prize with his 2,170-pound weigh-off champion mega-gourd that obliterated a formidable field of heavyweight contenders in winning the 2018 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Beauty will share center stage with beefy brawn with a $1,000 prize awarded to the “most beautiful pumpkin” as judged by the audience based on color, shape and size.The grand champion gourd (along with the top five overall) will be on display at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street.
Where: IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Main St, Half Moon Bay CA
Info-Line: 650-726-9652/Web: www.miramarevents.com
When: October 19-20, 2019; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What: The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically fun home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, Young Actors Workshop bone-chilling Haunted Circus, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, photos with the gargantuan grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the world’s largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24’ rock climbing wall, ultra thrilling bungee jump, Stay Cool Misting Tent, Cornhole tossing game area, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, and the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with art and live music. Admission is free.
Presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee which has raised several million dollars for community service organizations and civic improvements in its history.
Where: Main Street, between Miramontes and Spruce St, Half Moon Bay CA
Info-Line: 650-726-9652/Web: www.miramarevents.com