49th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

  • Address:
    735 Main Street
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The excitement is building as the World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record at the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs” in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California.

The top prize will be $9/pound for the 2022 weigh-off champion. The winning grower also receives a complimentary weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

Also at stake are thousands of dollars in super hefty prize money doled out to the top 20 - plus a $30,000 total mega-prize for a new world record pumpkin entered at Half Moon Bay. (The current world record is 2,703 lbs. set at a 2021 weigh-off in Italy.)

The weighing of pumpkins will happen between 7:00 - 11:00 a.m, followed by the awards presentation and luncheon.

The grand champion gourd (along with the top four overall) will be on display at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16. There will also be a special weigh-off champion pumpkin photo booth.