Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

We woke up at 5:30am to head our way to Half Moon Bay for the Pumpkin Festival. I read on their website that they serve a pancake breakfast starting at 7am so I figured it’d be better to get there early before the crowd started to form.

It took us about 45 minutes to get there and we got there about 5 minutes before 7am. There were maybe 10 or 15 people already there. It costs $8 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, OJ, and coffee. We had to wait about 5 minutes for them to finish up a new batch of pumpkin pancakes then sat down to eat.

Nice and fluffy buttermilk pancakes!

It was still dark out when we arrived. I’m enjoying the pumpkin pancakes. I think they were just mixing pumpkin pie filling into the buttermilk mix.

About 5 minutes after we sat down, the line started to grow. By the time we finished, around 8am, the line was already about a block long. The pancakes were the rate limiting step, they couldn’t cook them fast enough to keep up with the number of people. The sausages were aplenty and were kept on warming plates.

It was still quite early so we just took a walk down Main Street to see what the stalls were setting up.

Ron thought it was cool that BofA had set up a mobile ATM truck.

We saw the huge pumpkins.

There was a street performer called Greg Frisbee who did a little bit of juggling, joking around, and ate fire.

This kid was taken from the audience and performed a balancing act.

Eating fire.

Balancing with his hands on fire and juggling knives.

We basically just walked around a few more times to check out the crafts before heading back to San Francisco. To note, by the time we left, the line for the pancakes was about 2 blocks deep. We left around 10am so luckily there was not much traffic. Once we got back, I had a nice nap.

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