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Festivals & Fairs in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley truly knows how to have a good time all year long. This includes many annual fairs and festivals that are sure to provide fun for the entire family. From the San Mateo County Fair in June to the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival in October, you can find annual special events throughout the year that will amaze you and your family. Below are a few highlights of our favorite annual events.



June 5-13, 2021

The San Mateo County Fair is the perfect family outing and a one-stop family fun day! Enjoy activities for kids and adults, carnival attractions, great food, concerts, and more!

The annual Fair takes place at the San Mateo County Event Center and has brought together the community for live entertainment, competitive events, unique food, arts & educational exhibits, magnificent floral and garden creations, livestock and agricultural exhibits, and an exciting, fun-filled carnival for all ages. As the San Mateo County Fair has evolved over the years, it honors and reflects on our county's history while looking towards the future, embracing the traditions of our community, competition, education, and fun.

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Pumpkin Festival 2017


Postponed until 2022

The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is autumn's signature event, drawing thousands of visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival in Half Moon Bay’s historic Main Street.

The Pumpkin Festival celebrates the fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of enormous pumpkins, entertainment, the Great Pumpkin Parade, delicious food by Half Moon Bay restaurants, local wine and beer, pie-eating contests, family fun, and more!

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Salsa Festival Concert in Redwood City



Salsa music, salsa dancing, and salsa tasting are at the forefront of Redwood City’s Salsa Festival. The Salsa Tasting & Competition unites amateur and professional Salsa Chefs seeking fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory, and showcases succulent salsa for festival-goers to sample.

Along with an array of salsa choices, the Salsa Festival features food by local restaurants, tequila tastings, art projects, a children's play area, and much more. Redwood City's Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tasty salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a fine time for the entire family!

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Pacific Coast FogFest 2020

Postponed until 2022

The Fog Fest was created in 1986 to promote the City of Pacifica and to celebrate our marvelous coast. The last full weekend of September was chosen because historically the weather is unbeatable.

The Fog Fest kicks off Saturday morning at 10 am with the Discover Pacifica Parade and Marching Band Competition. Then stay and enjoy our Arts and Crafts booths, Food and Beverage booths, Music & Entertainment, Family Fun Fest and a variety of other activities.

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