42nd Art and Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay

Winning pumpkin at 2012 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off grown by Thad Starr of Oregon weighing in at 1,775 pounds.

October 13, 2012 2:52:17 PM PDT
The 42nd annual Art and Pumpkin Festival runs this weekend in Half Moon Bay.

Setting the mood, a new state record was set on Monday when a giant pumpkin weighed in at 1,775 pounds. Oregon grower Thad Star collected more than $10,000 in prize money.

On Saturday morning a costume contest was held. And at noon, 49ers legendary quarterback Steve Young was the Grand Marshall for the Great Pumpkin Parade.